By Alexander Landa

This Friday, January 13th, proposals for Greenbuild 2017 educational sessions will be due. This is a really exciting opportunity for anyone interested in getting more involved with green building, as over 20,000 people attend the conference every year. If you're involved in sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities – and their impact on the environment, people, and the economy – then you this is a great time to get involved. This is the world's largest green building conference and expo – and it's coming to Boston! Don't miss out on this opportunity. To make matters more exciting, Greenbuild will be co-locating with ABX next year!

Interested individuals can go HERE to submit a proposal and learn more.

When you consider a proposal, the Greenbuild website lists a few format styles, such as flash charrette, rapid fire, structured discussion, debate, and a lecture.

Recently, the steering committee for the conference identified two new important priorities:

·        Academic Study: Greenbuild has a firm commitment to the role of academic studies in advancing the mission of transforming the built environment. We are seeking proposals that highlight ongoing or recent research that impacts the built environment, the health of building occupants, our communications about it, or human behaviors that relate to it.

·        New Voices: Greenbuild is a place for industry leaders, novices, and a new generation of leaders alike to gather. We are seeking to provide opportunities for new voices to share their experiences, thinking and work with the Greenbuild audience.

The subject areas of focus are: 

  • Health and Well Being
  • Existing Buildings, with a focus on Historic Preservation
  • Innovation in Energy
  • Resilience
  • Social Responsibility, Community Action & Engagement

We're pretty stoked for Greenbuild coming to Boston this year. To celebrate it, we created the “Road to Greenbuild” where we will be holding many related events between now and then. Check it out here.

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