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Register for this South Central region event by June 1 for early bird rates.

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that rings true for the green building marketplace. The Lone Star State was recognized in USGBC’s Top 10 States, with over 88 million square feet of space certified in 2018. So, it’s only fitting that USGBC and the USGBC Texas local community teamed up this year for the inaugural Greenerbuilder Austin.

Greenerbuilder Austin will unite individuals from across the South Central region, including architects, engineers, contractors and designers, who are working hard in their local communities to raise the quality of life for all every day.

Designed for green building professionals and advocates, the conference will focus on key topics and issues facing local and regional communities. You will connect with peers from across the region, learn lessons from project teams’ experiences, hear what’s next with USGBC and LEED, and celebrate leadership in the South Central region.

At a glance

Where: The LEED Platinum Austin Central Library, Austin, Texas
When: June 27, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. CT. Early bird pricing is available until June 1.
What: Inspiring speakers, substantive education, networking, awards, networking and more
Who: 150+ attendees from the green building and sustainability fields and related industries


  • Women in Green Breakfast: A Culture of Courage
  • Plenaries, Panels, and LEED Project Showcases: Earn 3.5 LEED-specific CE hours, 3 general GBCI CE hours, and 6.5 AIA LUs
  • USGBC Texas Leadership Awards
  • June 28 Post-Conference LEED v4.1 Workshop: Earn 3 LEED-specific CE hours for the LEED AP BD+C, ID+C and O+M specialties

Greenerbuilder Austin will kick off with the Women in Green Leadership Breakfast. Featuring women from the green building and sustainability fields in the South Central region, participants will share their experiences and discuss the power of women to make an impact in their communities.

The rest of the day will feature plenary and panel speakers, plus two rounds of LEED project showcases. The event concludes with the USGBC Texas Leadership Awards reception and celebration of the building owners, designers and construction professionals who have achieved LEED certification. See Greenerbuilder Austin’s event page for a peek at our impressive lineup of speakers and sessions.

Following Greenerbuilder, take part in a half-day workshop to get up to date on LEED v4.1 Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) on Friday, June 28. Kenneth Simpson, Director of Certification, Energy/HVAC at GBCI, will walk participants through LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C credits, a restructured Materials and Resources section, the addition of a greenhouse gas emissions metric and updated thresholds. The workshop will also touch on the full life cycle of the building, by reviewing LEED Operations and Maintenance and recertification options available to projects, as well as how LEED BD+C and ID+C credits are structured to support ongoing performance.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for Greenerbuilder Austin. For more information, please contact Nandita Bhatnagar at USGBC and Jonathan Kraatz at USGBC Texas.

For more information about the event, please visit the Greenerbuilder Austin event page. We hope to see you in Austin!

View the program and register for Greenerbuilder Austin