U.S. Green Building Council’s 2020 Greenbuild India Conference Heads to Bengaluru

Sarah Stanley
July 8, 2019

The annual event that brings together Indian sustainability leaders will take place Feb. 6-7, 2020; call for proposals is now open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2019 – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that the third annual Greenbuild India conference will take place in Bengaluru on Feb. 6-7, 2020. The conference brings together green building leaders from throughout India and celebrates the industry’s accomplishments in creating a more sustainable built environment and a better quality of life for all. The call for proposals to submit new and compelling sessions for the conference is now open.

“While there is a prevailing water crisis in India, there is also a new government that is committed to sustainability,” said Mahesh Ramanujam president & CEO, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the global certifying body for LEED. “The pressing environmental issues in India underscore the importance of events that unite the community to work together and help raise the living standard for everyone. Greenbuild India will do just that by convening hundreds of sustainability professionals to address the critical issues impacting human health and the environment.”

Greenbuild India will feature 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. Greenbuild attendees will learn about LEED, building performance, energy efficiency, codes, market trends, health and wellbeing, the business case for green building and more.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild is presented by USGBC – the creators of the internationally recognized LEED green building rating program – and is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The event provides a forum for the community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address the world’s most pressing issues. Today, the conference takes place in several countries and regions throughout the world each year, including North America, Latin America, China and Europe, in addition to India.

As the fourth largest market in the world for LEED, India is home to more than 3,100 projects participating in LEED comprising 1.6 billion gross square feet of space. India also has 40 USGBC member companies and 1,135 active LEED credential holders. Greenbuild features thought provoking and inclusive programming for all green building practitioners in the region, wherever they may be in their green building career and journey.

Members of the green building community are also invited to participate as a Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewers evaluate session proposals and help maintain the quality of sessions by identifying exceptional presentations. Reviewers can earn continuing education hours and receive a discounted conference pass to Greenbuild India for participating as a peer reviewer.

"Greenbuild offers a platform to share global knowledge by using a local lens on all relevant sectors,” said Mili Majumdar, managing director of GBCI India. “The event is known for its robust LEED and other sustainability education tracks developed through a participatory approach. We will host a power-packed Greenbuild India 2020 with inspiring keynotes, engaging educational sessions and an exclusive engagement opportunity with our women in green event.

“The vibrancy of sustainable growth will be personified at Greenbuild India as the conference brings together leaders from public and private enterprises along with knowledge and education teams from the corporates to immerse and learn from the experience,” said Gopalakrishnan.P, managing director for GBCI, APAC and Middle East regions.

“We’d also like to recognize ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences for their previous support of Greenbuild 2017 and 2018,” added Ramanujam. “ABEC brought excellence to the conference and we thank them for their past participation.”

Registration for Greenbuild India is expected to open in fall 2019. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Sign up for information on Greenbuild India and to be notified when registration opens.