Events

Looking for more green building seminars and professional networking events?

GBCI's certification and credentialing programs regularly hosts industry events where you can get the latest green building and business insights, discover new research and experience innovative products and technologies.

September 14: PEER performance assessment for wind energy

Wind power is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies. Through tech innovations and economies of scale, the global wind power market has nearly quadrupled in size over the past decade and established itself as one of the most cost-competitive and resilient power sources across the world.

"The global wind industry installed a record 93 GW of new capacity in 2020 – a 53% year-on-year increase, showing strong resilience in the face of COVID-19. There is now 743 GW of wind power capacity worldwide, and the world needs to install new wind power capacity over the next decade to achieve global climate targets" - Global Wind Energy Council.

With this fast-paced growth in wind energy generation, it is important to examine multiple success markers, such as availability and performance, along with the end-to-end environmental impacts of the system, from the development of parts to the disposal of retired equipment.

Join experts from across the green business and power industries for a discussion on the growth of wind energy and the ways we can measure its success in this virtual event.

Panelists include:

Mili Majumdar - Managing Director, GBCI India & Senior Vice President, USGBC
Joseph Chaly - Managing Director, CAMS Consulting; Former President & Executive Director, ReGen Powertech
Dr. Balaraman Kannan - Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), and
Other leading experts from India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and ReNew Power.

Register

September 16: TRUE Portfolio Program – a streamlined approach to achieve zero waste at scale

Transform your organization by applying the zero waste framework provided by TRUE at scale through the TRUE portfolio approach! Learn about this new streamlined process for certifying multiple buildings in a portfolio. The webinar will cover the value and benefits of this approach, eligibility, a step-by-step review of how the process works, and how to prepare your portfolio for TRUE. Companies that are currently working on certifying their portfolio of sites will share their stories and best practices.

Register

September 28: A Guide to Zero Waste & Circular Products for Manufacturing

Join us in a discussion about rethinking product and material life cycles and achieving zero waste.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Susie Westrup of TRUE and Bergen Hubert of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to learn about innovative tools and circular solutions for system transformation: rethinking product and material life cycles and achieving zero waste.

Together we will explore the holistic approach for circular product manufacturing under the Cradle to Cradle Certified framework, how the TRUE certification program enables facilities to achieve their zero waste goals, and how the two certifications guide companies to design and manage products and processes to systematically circulate resources. Walk away with a better understanding of how to start implementing circular best practices and solve system challenges in product design and processes.

Register

September 21-23: Greenbuild in San Diego

Greenbuild hosts the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide where attendees learn and source solutions to improve resilience, sustainability and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities.

Register

October 12: TRUE Community Call

TRUE is a whole systems approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in no waste. TRUE encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused, and promotes processes that consider the entire lifecycle of products used within a facility. With TRUE, your facility can demonstrate to the world what you’re doing to minimize your waste output.

Join the TRUE certification team for a live discussion on the future of zero waste and recent projects leading the way for a circular economy.

Register

October 14: Sustainability Excellence Credentials info session

The Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and Sustainability Excellence Professional (SEP) credentials recognize individuals dedicated to making the world a more sustainable place – economically, socially and environmentally. SEA and SEP credential holders help organizations and communities of all types integrate sustainability culture and practice throughout business operations, with options for both emerging and established professionals. Learn more about how you can highlight your commitment and proficiency in the sustainability industry. Lasting only 30 minutes, this information session is a quick way to learn how and why to get credentialed.

Coming soon

October 21: PEER - Smart grid tools for assessing power system performance

PEER is the first ever rating system that drives market transformation in the power and energy sectors. Through certification, PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as flooding and hurricanes. PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit.

Register

October 27: SITES Community Call

SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.

Land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. SITES helps create ecologically resilient communities and benefits the environment, property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.

Join this conversation with the sustainable landscape community to learn how SITES can benefit your own work.

Coming soon

November 18: PEER - Smart grid tools for assessing power system performance

PEER is the first ever rating system that drives market transformation in the power and energy sectors. Through certification, PEER recognizes industry leaders for improving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resiliency when it comes to severe events, such as flooding and hurricanes. PEER is for all power systems and includes guidance for cities, utilities, campuses and transit.

Register

November 23: PEER's performance assessment for solar PV

Renewables have quickly become a vital part of our global energy portfolio. But as the industry progresses, there remains a gap in addressing how we measure and improve the reliability, performance, resource use, recycling, operations and maintenance of our renewable energy systems.
To support and address these challenges, GBCI is in the process of developing the PEER Renewable Energy rating system. PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) is the world’s first certification program that measures and improves power system performance and electricity infrastructure.
The PEER Renewable Energy rating system provides a valuable framework that can be used to assess new designs and developments, and existing renewable energy project performance. This webinar will explore the necessity for reliable and efficient solar PV system and introduces PEER Renewable Energy Rating System, its credits and benefits of PEER certification.

Register

December 14: TRUE Community Call

TRUE is a whole systems approach aimed at changing how materials flow through society, resulting in no waste. TRUE encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused, and promotes processes that consider the entire lifecycle of products used within a facility. With TRUE, your facility can demonstrate to the world what you’re doing to minimize your waste output.

Join the TRUE certification team for a live discussion on the future of zero waste and recent projects leading the way for a circular economy.

Register

December 16: SITES Community Call

SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.

Land is a crucial component of the built environment and can be planned, designed, developed and maintained to protect and enhance the benefits we derive from healthy functioning landscapes. SITES helps create ecologically resilient communities and benefits the environment, property owners, and local and regional communities and economies.

Join this conversation with the sustainable landscape community to learn how SITES can benefit your own work.

Coming soon

December 16: Sustainability Excellence Credentials info session

The Sustainability Excellence Associate (SEA) and Sustainability Excellence Professional (SEP) credentials recognize individuals dedicated to making the world a more sustainable place – economically, socially and environmentally. SEA and SEP credential holders help organizations and communities of all types integrate sustainability culture and practice throughout business operations, with options for both emerging and established professionals. Learn more about how you can highlight your commitment and proficiency in the sustainability industry. Lasting only 30 minutes, this information session is a quick way to learn how and why to get credentialed.

Coming soon



Sign up to receive emails on future events and GBCI news