According to the US Green Building Council, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo scheduled for November 14-16 in Chicago at McCormick Place
is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.
Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced. By participating with Greenbuild, you can return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions, and inspire your dialogue—prompting you to share sustainability with others.
The USGBC is offering scholarships to defray registration costs for “individuals with a demonstrated financial or other barrier. USGBC seeks government, non-profit, and organizational leaders and professionals working in sustainability, real estate, and manufacturing whose work centers around social equity and the following four focus areas: Equitable Development, New Technologies & Paradigms, Resilience, and Health.
- The deadline to apply for a scholarship is this Sunday, July 15th — see details and application form here.
Students in particular are urged to volunteer for the event as a way to participate, learn, and network while attending the conference free. See more info about how to volunteer here — and check out this flier (pdf) for students and young professionals on how to get involved with Greenbuild.