Engage with relevant topics at Greenbuild China

Tia Metzger

In its inaugural year, Greenbuild China offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives and revolutionize business by addressing pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.

Held in Shanghai from October 17 to 18, this year’s program includes sessions that will focus on material efficiency, strategies for creating Smart Cities and the 2017 GRESB Real Estate Results. Workshops will also offer an in-depth look at the LEED v4 green building rating system and the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for the design and development of sustainable land.

Audiences will gain insights and solutions for addressing today’s most relevant sustainability challenges in China.


The session "An Environmental Building" will focus on environmental management in green construction and how high material efficiency can reduce waste, both in the construction phase and the operation phase. The presenters, Jianming Yang from UL, Gloria Niu from Interface, Alex Pryzbyla from Haworth and Chris Messer from Kimberley-Clark, will cover LEED-related material requirements, including material transparency, green materials and green material certifications, such as Greenguard and Environmental Product Declarations, in the Chinese market.

Smart Cities

"Opportunities and Challenges of Smart Cities Development in China" will showcase how intelligent design can be harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living. The presenters, Clay Nesler from Johnson Controls and Weiding Long from the Tongji University, will touch on how the government supports this agenda and how the local market can take advantage of these smart technologies. Attendees will also learn about successful Smart City studies in the China market.


The "2017 GRESB Real Estate Results" session will give an overview of the 2017 assessment results and cover key topics from case studies presented by Raymond Yau, Ruben Langbroek and Calvin Kwan. GRESB seeks to offer institutional investors with clear, actionable information about the ESG aspects of their real estate investments; provide tools to understand the positive and negative impacts of their investments; and share how to engage effectively with real estate companies, fund managers and operating partners.


  • "Exploring the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development" will walk attendees through the SITES rating system and demonstrate how, by fostering the resiliency of land, projects can elevate their economic, environmental and social benefits. Jamie Statter, Vice President of Strategic Relationships at USGBC, will share real-world project applications. Attendees will earn four hours of CE credit. For more details on why to attend this SITES workshop read this related article.
  • "LEED v4: A deep dive into the rating system, performance and the new Arc platform" will discuss the goals, credit intents, requirements and synergies of LEED v4. Learn how LEED v4 creates a rigorous framework for achieving high levels of performance and a premium on human health in the built environment. USGBC representatives Corey Enck, Larissa Oaks and Gautami Palanki will present on how using Arc, the new state-of-the-art digital platform, can help buildings, communities and cities benchmark, measure and improve green performance. Attendees will receive eight hours of CE credit.

Please note: Workshops are not included in the conference registration fee. An additional fee is required to attend each workshop.

Take advantage of discounted early registration pricing until September 22.

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