The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Greenbuild will be held in Europe, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, April 17-18.
Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together professionals dedicated to sustainable building to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies.
“The green building movement is driven by passionate individuals who are dedicated to creating healthier, more sustainable communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC and GBCI. “There is no better place than Greenbuild to bring these passionate green building leaders together. Greenbuild Europe is an opportunity for us to come together and explore new opportunities to create a more sustainable built environment throughout the region.”
With demand for green building expected to double every three years, according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report, Greenbuild’s expansion increases access to green business tools and resources and encourages discussion around some of today’s toughest environmental issues.
GBCI opened its first European office in Munich in April to help facilitate its array of green business rating systems and professional credentials.
“For decades, the European building community has been among the greenest, continually raising the bar on sustainability,” said Kay Killmann, managing director, GBCI Europe. “With Greenbuild coming to Europe, we will finally have a platform that brings regional players together.”
The world’s green building market has become a trillion-dollar industry. In Europe, currently, there are more than 5,200 LEED registered and certified projects, comprising more than 147 million gross square meters of space and more than 2,500 LEED professionals.