Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced that this year's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo saw 19,058 attendees, which was a significant increase over last year's event, according to show organizers.

There were 548 exhibiting companies participating in the show, and Greenbuild featured more than 200 sessions, tours, summits and workshops in the robust education program and throughout the week.

“In true Greenbuild fashion, sustainability remained at the forefront of this year’s event, and we hope each participant walked away with fresh motivation, inspiration and the most cutting-edge knowledge in the market,” said Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild show director. “From an increase in participation of our exhibitor greening guidelines to an increase in attendance to notable sustainability benchmarks, Greenbuild was a success and we continue to be grateful to the community for driving the green building movement forward.”

In addition to conference events, attendees spent significant time discovering and enjoying Washington, D.C. USGBC-National Capital Region led the official host committee of Greenbuild with 24 tours throughout the week, exploring residential and commercial buildings as well as historical buildings throughout the city.

“Every year, Greenbuild brings world-class education and programming to the green building community and continues to maintain the standards that make Greenbuild the most sustainable building conference in the world,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community, conferences and events, USGBC. “From impactful education sessions to dynamic speakers and engaging summits, this year’s show represented all facets of green building for the nearly 20,000 attendees."

Greenbuild 2016 Iconic Green is scheduled for Oct. 5 through 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

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