Greenbuild is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities.
It’s where inspiration ignites, relationships cultivate, knowledge transfers and the leaders developing the next generation of standards, policies, and partnerships gather to turn the promise of a higher living standard into a reality for all.
Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced. By participating with Greenbuild, you can return to the field powered by the latest education and technology.
The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment to:
Enhance human health and wellbeing
Mitigate climate change
Enhance community and social equity
Restore and protect our ecosystems
Enhance building efficiency and performance
Promote sustainable design
The future of the human race is interlaced with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.
BEYOND 2020 is a world sustainable built environment conference that will take place in Gothenburg 9-11 June 2020, organised by Chalmers University of Technology and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), with the support of Johanneberg Science Park and Gothenburg City. The mission of the conference is to link the global building sector to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to define its role towards the achievement of 2030 objectives.
As our global population continues to grow it is crucial that we contribute with tangible solutions and building pathways driven by and integrated in Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG 11).
BEYOND 2020 aims at sharing insights in various sustainability-related fields, while also summing up key-learnings from regional conferences, taking place all over the world in 2018 and 2019 (see below). It’s important to keep a holistic view endorsed by a global perspective, as well as a local approach when planning our cities and communities of the future.
Concrete – a challenge for sustainable and resilient built environment
New situation in natural and socio-economic environment requires new technical solutions for construction of new and reconstruction and modernization of existing structures. Concrete gradually becomes building material with high potential for new technical solutions resulting in needed environmental impact reduction and consequent social and economic improvement. With respect to specifics of concrete presented as a strong and durable material, it is possible to design and construct robust structures with a high level of resilience when faced to the exceptional natural or man-made disasters. To gain from advantages of concrete, it requires a better knowledge about technological processes and their impacts from a wide variety of sustainability aspects within entire life cycle – from acquisition of materials, through production of concrete and concrete components, construction, use, up to demolition of concrete structure and recycling.
The main objective is thus to contribute to sustainable development through dissemination of advanced knowledge which is based on research results and developments in the fields of concrete structures and associated technologies. The aim is to bring together engineers, researchers, academics, producers, investors and developers to exchange and discuss their innovative approaches and ideas focused on sustainable concrete structures and their contribution to sustainable development goals.