Ed Development

Our conferences feature educational sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment, and the economy.  

The Call for Proposals and Call for Reviewers for Greenbuild and Greenbuilding Brasil are now closed. If you are interested in contributing to a Greenbuild education program in the future, please check for posts on Twitter and Facebook.

The following priorities have been identified for the 2017 program. However, Greenbuild remains committed to delivering a broad spectrum of education topics to reach our diverse attendees which is represented in the full list below.

Topics:

  • Health and Well Being
  • Existing Buildings, with a focus on Historic Preservation
  • Innovation in Energy
  • ResilienceSocial Responsibility, Community Action & Engagement

The following areas have also been prioritized:

  • Academic Study: Greenbuild has a firm commitment to the role of academic studies in advancing the mission of transforming the built environment. We are seeking proposals that highlight ongoing or recent research that impacts the built environment, the health of building occupants, our communications about it, or human behaviors that relate to it.
  • New Voices: Greenbuild is a place for industry leaders, novices, and a new generation of leaders alike to gather. We are seeking to provide opportunities for new voices to share their experiences, thinking and work with the Greenbuild audience.
  • Rating System-Specific Sessions: We are seeking sessions that teach attendees about the current versions of the rating systems, by providing specific, detailed information and guidance about the credit intents and requirements, supplemented with real world experiences with the LEED, SITES and WELL and rating systems. Our goal is to provide attendees with at least 15 general continuing education (CE) hours per year toward credential maintenance, including the opportunity to earn three (3) rating system-specific hours.
  • All Learning Levels: Greenbuild is intended to speak to experienced and inexperienced professionals alike. We receive a variety of 100 (Awareness), 200 (Understanding), and 300 (Application) proposals. We are seeking an increase in the diversity and volume of 400 (Mastery) sessions that present detailed reviews of specific topics or reviews of work on cutting edge issues 

The following priorities have been identified for the 2017 program. However, Greenbuilding Brasil remains committed to delivering a broad spectrum of education topics to reach our diverse attendees which is represented in the full list below.

Topics:

  • Health and Well Being
  • Residential Buildings
  • LCA
  • Innovation in Energy
  • Operation & Maintenance Performance
  • Resilience

The following areas have also been prioritized:

  • Academic Study: Greenbuild has a firm commitment to the role of academic studies in advancing the mission of transforming the built environment. We are seeking proposals that highlight ongoing or recent research that impacts the built environment, the health of building occupants, our communications about it, or human behaviors that relate to it.
  • New Voices: Greenbuild is a place for industry leaders, novices, and a new generation of leaders alike to gather. We are seeking to provide opportunities for new voice to share their experiences, thinking and work with the Greenbuild audience.
  • Rating System-Specific Sessions: We are seeking sessions that provide specific, detailed information, guidance and experiences with the LEED, WELL and SITES rating systems. Our goal is to provide attendees with continuing education (CE) opportunities each for the LEED, WELL and SITES credentials, including the opportunity to gain three rating system-specific credits for each rating system. 
  • All Learning Levels: Greenbuild is intended to speak to experienced and inexperienced professionals alike. We receive a variety of 100 (Awareness), 200 (Understanding), and 300 (Application) proposals. We are seeking an increase in the diversity and volume of 400 (Mastery) sessions that present detailed reviews of specific topics or reviews of work on cutting edge issues.

Greenbuild 2017: Greenbuild 2017 Call for Proposals ended Friday, January 13.

  • Nov. 7  - Call for Proposals opened
  • Jan. 13 - All proposals submitted and completed
  • Jan. 30 - Feb. 10 -  First round of review
  • Feb. 27– Mar. 10 - Second round of review
  • Apr. 5 - 7 - Third round of review
  • April 24 - Session notifications are sent
  • May 5 - Presenter acceptance deadline
  • July 20 - Research White Paper deadline (only applies to Research program sessions)

Greenbuilding Brasil: Proposals were due Friday, February 17. 

  • Nov. 7  - Call for Proposals opened
  • Feb. 17 - All proposals submitted and completed
  • March 13 - March 24 -  First round of review
  • April 12 - Second round of review
  • April 18 - Presenter notifications are sent
  • April 25 - Presenter acceptance deadline

Each year, we seek peer reviewers to evaluate proposals for education sessions at Greenbuild and Greenbuilding Brasil. Peer reviewers help maintain the outstanding reputation of the education program by identifying exceptional and timely presentations. 

The Call for Reviewers will run on the following schedule:

Greenbuild 2017 Timeline

  • Nov. 7 -  Call for Reviewers opened
  • Jan. 13 -  Deadline for Reviewer Applications
  • Jan. 25 -  Reviewers received notification of acceptance
  • Jan. 30 - Reviewers received review assignments
  • Feb. 10 - Deadline to complete review of all assigned session proposals

Greenbuilding Brasil Timeline

  • Nov. 7-  Call for Reviewers opened
  • Feb. 17 - Deadline for Reviewer Applications
  • Feb. 21 - Reviewers received notification of acceptance
  • Feb. 24 - Deadline for Reviewers confirmation
  • Mar. 13 - First round of review opened
  • Mar. 24 -  First round of review closed

Reviewing Policies
Each reviewer will receive electronic access to a range of 20-25 submissions and will need to complete online evaluations no later than the deadline specified above. Please note that serving as a reviewer represents a significant time commitment and responsibility for ensuring timely and thorough reviews of all assigned proposals.

Reviewers are eligible to present at the conferences. They are prohibited from reviewing session abstracts submitted by professional colleagues employed by the same organization. Those who complete their assignments for Greenbuild Boston will receive a $100 discount off of a Greenbuild 3-day conference pass registration. Those who complete their assignments for Greenbuilding Brasil will receive a discount off of a Greenbuilding Brasil Full Conference registration. This discount is non-transferable and may not be combined with any other discounts. Individuals who have completed assignments as reviewers in previous years are encouraged to apply.

Contact

  • For all inquiries regarding the Greenbuild Boston Education Program, please contact program@usgbc.org.
  • For all inquiries regarding the Greenbuilding Brasil Education Program, please contact programa@gbcbrasil.org.br.