The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that Greenbuild will be held in Mumbai, India Nov. 2-4, 2017. USGBC also announced that the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held in partnership with the ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd. (ABEC), and bring together industry leaders, experts, and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building. Call for proposals is also now open.

“Greenbuild is the place where the passion of the green building movement comes alive,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). “India is the third largest market for LEED outside the U.S., and USGBC has committed to bringing its resources to advance more rapid adoption of green building practices in the country. In fact, green building is projected to grow 20 percent in India by 2018, which makes my mother country the perfect location to hold the Greenbuild conference.”

Emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil are engines of green growth and development varies from two to six-fold over current green building levels. Increased consumer demand has also pushed the world’s green building market to a trillion-dollar industry, a surge that has led to a corresponding increase in the scope and size of the green building materials market, which is expected to reach $234 billion by 2019.

“We are at the threshold for exponential growth in the building materials and construction sector in India, and the green building movement will be of utmost significance going forward,” said said Sumit Gandhi, managing director of ABEC. “We are extremely pleased that Greenbuild India 2017 will be launched alongside ACETECH in Mumbai making it the holistic destination for the building materials and construction sector in the country.”

In recent years, the conference has expanded internationally. In addition to the 2017 India Greenbuild, the conference will also take place in Boston, China and Brazil this year.

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