Greenbuild Releases 2018 Sustainability Report
In announcing the release of the 2018 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, Informa and the U.S. Green Building Council have highlighted metrics and benchmarks regarding community involvement, sustainable sourcing and carbon footprint reduction impacts from the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
The conference—held in November at McCormick Place in Chicago—achieved an overall 86% waste diversion rate.
“We had a lot of ‘firsts’ in 2018 and tried new approaches that worked well,” said Sherida Sessa, Greenbuild brand director, Informa.
“Our hope is that these achievements will be adopted through the events industry. Greenbuild’s education is about sustainability in the built environment, but the way the event is produced leads to these sustainability wins. We’re extraordinarily grateful to our vendors and partners for helping us to cross these milestones.”
Through a review of objectives, goals and best practices, the report details sustainability incentives that had been employed for the 2018 event. In addition, case studies also provided a detailed overview of various sustainability strategies including waste diversion, performance tracking, community engagement and engagement from attendees and stockholders, as well as sourcing and donation of materials.
Kim Heavner, vice president, conference and events at USGBC stated, “Greenbuild continuously seeks to set the standard for event sustainability. This is only possible through the support of incredible partners and vendors as well as our Greenbuild Host Committee.”
Monitoring seven sustainability objectives, the report shows the progress at Greenbuild in the following highlights:
“We’re thrilled to have made such great strides for event sustainability,” said Sessa.
As Greenbuild continues to demonstrate leadership through prioritizing sustainability, it’s organized this year’s conference to take place Nov. 20-22, in Atlanta.
Registration is slated to open this summer.