Show Recap

Sustainability and architecture leaders from across the globe descended onto Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Nov. 19-22 for Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

The event's 2019 theme - A New Living Standard - connected buildings to the health & wellbeing of the people who inhabit them, beginning with the event's largest keynote headliner in recent years. The theme was then reflected throughout the week with additional daily keynote addresses delivered by visionary leaders including Jeanne Gang, architect; Dr. Bernice King, renowned civil rights and peace advocate; Jaime Margolin, teen climate change activist; and Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert in weather and climate, among other speakers.

Key themes and learnings from the event were affordable housing, reaching net zero, the business case for sustainability, and building performance.

Greenbuild took place in the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center, and the host city of Atlanta recently became the 100th city or community to earn LEED certification. Atlanta is also the headquarters of the event’s Title Sponsor, Home Depot.

Keynotes

With daily keynotes every day of the conference, attendees were able to experience powerful and inspiring speeches delivered by visionary leaders.

Education

With more than 200 educational sessions available, attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 15 GBCI CE hours and fulfill LEED, SITES, and WELL professional credential maintenance requirements.

Expo Hall

A showcase of leading products and services available to professionals within the sustainable building industry had several notable areas, including Applied Learning Areas, Education Labs, and pavilions.

Photos from Greenbuild 2019

Dr. Bernice A. King kicks off Tuesday at Greenbuild 2019.

Jasmine Crowe at the Tuesday Speaker Spotlight.

Attendees are networking and learning at the Greenbuild 2019 Resilience Summit.

Dr. Bernice A. King kicks off Tuesday at Greenbuild 2019.

Attendees networking at the Tuesday Closing Reception.

Attendees are networking and learning at the Greenbuild 2019 Resilience Summit.

Jasmine Crowe at the Tuesday Speaker Spotlight.

Attendees networking at the Tuesday Closing Reception.

Attendees are networking and learning at the Greenbuild 2019 Resilience Summit.

President Barack Obama speaks at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

The ribbon cutting ceremony marks the official opening of Greenbuild's expo hall.

Attendees engage in a series of panel discussions at MATERIALIZE education sessions.

Attendees have discussions during the Women in Green Power Luncheon.

Attendees pour into the expo hall as Greenbuild celebrates its grand opening.

Exhibitors showcase the newest products and innovations in the green building industry.

The Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Attendees learn in education labs on the expo hall floor.

Exhibitors showcase the newest products and innovations in the green building industry.

Jeanne Gang kicks off the day at the Thursday keynote.

Peter Sorckoff at the Thursday Speaker Spotlight.

Jeanne Gang kicks off the day at the Thursday keynote.

Peter Sorckoff at the Thursday Speaker Spotlight.

Attendees are engaged during the Thursday keynote.

Attendees listen to the Thursday Speaker Spotlight.


Volunteers man the waste sorting bins, helping to get Greenbuild to a high waste diversion rate.

The Greenbuild 2019 Scholarship recipients

Attendees learn in session H03 - Thinking Like Water: Achieving Net Zero Water on Urban Sites

Friday Keynote: Communicating the New Climate Change Movement Across Generations