China is second largest market in the world for LEED green building
27 September 2018 (Shanghai, China) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will host Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference experience in Shanghai, China on 23-24 October 2018. Greenbuild China will take place at the LEED Platinum Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in China.
“China is making rapid progress and is solidifying its place among the world's top markets for cost-effective and environmentally friendly structures,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “China is the world's second-largest market for LEED-certified projects. The practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild China remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a mission, it is a responsibility.”
Greenbuild China features educations sessions, an opening plenary, networking lunches, Women in Green - USGBC’s signature event for women leaders in the green building industry, green building tours, new products and innovative green building technology.
“This year’s Greenbuild theme is Human by Nature,” said Andy To, managing director, GBCI North Asia. “It represents how the green building community embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, improves everyone’s standard of living.”
The speaker line-up will feature leaders across a variety of sectors who will share their vision for green building in the greater China market. These leaders represent the tallest buildings in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei. Designing and constructing a supertall structure is never easy but operating a supertall sustainably is an even bigger challenge. With representatives of some of the most iconic structures of the vertical community, we will explore the role of supertall structures in the green building community.
-Ada Fung, director, Hong Kong Green Building Council (moderator)
-Gu Jianping, Board Member and General Manager of Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
-Michael Liu, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, TAIPEI 101 Tower
-Hiwoong Noh, Managing Director, Asset Management, Lotte Property & Development Company
-Tony Tang, Deputy Director of Architectural Design of Sun Hung Kai Architects and Engineers Ltd.
-Keynote: Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC
The Networking Industry Trends Luncheon will discuss key regional trends on green construction, design and operations as well as green financing. Green financing is an indispensable component of China’s green economy. It upholds sustainable development by financing projects related to environment protection and sustainable development and provides growth opportunities by facilitating the growth of high-potential green industries. This special event will feature case studies from today’s leading companies and provide the opportunity to meet others involved in the sustainability space.
-Presenter: Shaun Brodie - senior director, Cushman & Wakefield
-Presenter: Ruben Langbroek - Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB
-Presenter: Jing Wang - director, North Asia, GBCI
The Leadership Awards Luncheon will highlight influential companies and leaders and their green building work in the country.
-Presenter: Mahesh Ramanujam - president and CEO, USGBC and GBCI
-Presenter: Andy To - managing director, North Asia, GBCI
Women in Green – Leading With Purpose:
At the end of the day, it’s not so much about what you do, but about why you do it. Leading with purpose is a journey that starts from within. This year, Women in Green celebrates the power of purpose to shape our lives, our careers and our changing world. At Women in Green we will delve into the ways women can lead with purpose to inspire others and drive continued creativity and progress.
-Jing Wang, director, North Asia, GBCI (Moderator)
-Brenda Chung, Executive Director & Chief Representative, China, Grosvenor Asia Pacific
-Michelle Xu, Founder & CEO, Jin Space Communications and Gallery
-Shan Shan Guo, Chief Brand Officer, Delta Electronics, Inc. & Executive Director, Delta Electronics Foundation
-Katherine Zhu Schleiss, managing director, Zhu Schleiss & Associates, Hong Kong, Board Director, AIA Shanghai Chapter
Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies. Today, Greenbuild conferences are held around the world including in the U.S., India, China, Europe and Mexico.