GreenBuild Draws 24,000+ Participants to Sustainable Building Conference

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Governor Charlie Baker Joins Greenbuild Organizers in Officially Opening this Year’s Conference. 

Governor Charlie Baker kicked off the opening of Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to sustainable building, held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) on November 8-10, 2017.

Organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this year’s conference drew 24,731 attendees, who participated in 300 workshops and visited 703 exhibitors spread across 169,000 square feet of floor design space.

Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild group director, Informa Exhibitions, said, “It was an incredibly successful week celebrating the entire building and design community as well as the green building movement in the beautiful, historic setting of Boston.”

Kate Hurst, senior vice president, Conferences & Events, USGBC, said Greenbuild “encompasses the breadth of the sustainability and green building movement and the commitment we feel to our community, to our mission and to our world.

Also representing Massachusetts at Greenbuild was Energy and Environment Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matt Beaton, who reiterated Governor Baker’s commitment to supporting clean energy, energy efficiency and emerging technologies as key tools in climate change adaption and mitigation.

With 30 tours throughout greater Boston during the week, Greenbuild participants got to enjoy historical Boston by exploring sustainable sites, local universities, commercial buildings and the seaport district.