2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Explores How Green Building Supports Social Equity, Resiliency and Mitigating Climate Change

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NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainability and architecture leaders from across the globe descended onto Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Nov. 19 – 22 for the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

The event’s 2019 theme – – connected buildings to the health & well-being of the people who inhabit them, beginning with a moderated discussion with President Barack Obama as the Wednesday keynote. The theme was then reflected throughout the week with additional daily keynote addresses, delivered by visionary leaders including Jeanne Gang, architect; Dr. Bernice King, renowned civil rights and peace advocate; Jaime Margolin, teen climate change activist; and Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert in weather and climate, among other speakers. Key themes and learnings from the event were affordable housing, reaching net zero, the business case for sustainability, and building performance.

“The sustainability industry is continuing its revolution and transformation, and Greenbuild is serving as a driver of innovation that’s taking place,” said Sherida Sessa, Greenbuild brand director. “Greenbuild is a crucial venue for the learning, interaction, and technology which will lead to greater efficiencies, a safer environment, and a healthier future. We are grateful to the community for their dedication to creating a new living standard for us all.”

Greenbuild took place in the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center, and host city of Atlanta recently became the 100 city or community to earn LEED certification. Atlanta is also the headquarters of the event’s Title Sponsor, Home Depot.

“The excitement and passion we saw from this year’s attendees is proof that the green building community is committed to using sustainable design, construction, and operations to working toward a better living standard for every person,” said Kim Heavner, vice president of Conference & Events, USGBC. “Greenbuild remains a powerful platform for showing how our buildings, cities, and communities impact people and the environment. This was a remarkable conference and we thank all the attendees, sponsors and volunteers for making it such as memorable experience.”

With more than 200 educational sessions available, attendees had the opportunity to earn up enough GBCI CE hours to fulfill LEED, SITES, WELL, and AIA professional credential maintenance. The conference’s robust programming throughout the week featured several key events, such as: 

The expo hall showcased the leading products and services available to professionals within the sustainable building industry and had several notable areas, including:

Photos and videos from the event can be viewed . Greenbuild 2020 is scheduled for Nov. 3 – 6 in San Diego. 

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Globe Newswire: 16:00 GMT Tuesday 3rd December 2019

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