Frequently Asked Questions

Expo: November 14-15
Conference: November 14-16
EXPO HOURS
  • Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 15 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

See a list of current exhibitors

Note: The Expo Hall is closed on Friday, November 16.
Wednesday, November 14
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 15
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, November 16
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • 9:30 pm - 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

2018 Opening Plenary featuring Amal Clooney
Time: 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Date: Wednesday, November 14
Location: Skyline Ballroom | McCormick Place 

2018 Closing Plenary featuring Carmen Yulín Cruz
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, November 16
Location: Skyline Ballroom | McCormick Place 

Admission included with your 4-day, 3-day or Wednesday Day Pass (Opening Plenary) or Friday Day Pass (Closing Plenary) or may be purchased online/on-site in registration.

In addition to the education program, Greenbuild offers a variety of educational events throughout the week. 

Tours - Green building tours are one of Greenbuild's most popular and exciting features, providing the opportunity to explore green buildings ranging from historic sites to sustainable home models..

Workshops -  By attending workshops, you can earn up to seven hours of continuing education credit. Many workshops also qualify for LEED-specific hours. 

Summits - Summits bring together sectors of the green building industry for a day of focused networking, education and inspiration. In 2018, Greenbuild will feature three unique summits: the International Summit, the Waterbuild Summit, and the Communities and Affordable Housing Summit. 

NOTE: A Four-Day Conference Pass includes either a Summit OR a Workshop (2 half day or 1 full day)

Monday, November 12
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 16
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 17
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday, November 12
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

McCormick Place (West Hall)
2301 S King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Yes, housing is available now. Reserve your hotel now, before space runs out at your preferred location.

2019: Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, Georgia | November 20-22

What to Expect at Greenbuild

Greenbuild provides the opportunity to visit with suppliers and manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today's market.

Greenbuild's diverse group of attendees include the following:

  • Architects
  • Builders/Contractors
  • Building Owners
  • Code Officials
  • Developers
  • Educators/Schools
  • Engineers
  • Financial Service Providers
  • Green Building Thought Leaders
  • Government Agencies
  • Interior Designers
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Utilities
Thousands of building professionals from all over the world will come together at Greenbuild 2018 for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, and special seminars. Greenbuild education sessions are eligible for continuing education credits for a number of professional credentials and organizations.