SEP 23 - SEP 26

North America Smart Energy Week

North America’s largest energy event, North America Smart Energy Week, connects all things energy, from EV infrastructure, integrating solar and storage in buildings, hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, and more. Over 19,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors help make this event a must-attend if you are involved in the energy industry or looking to grow your business in the smart energy market.

SEP 25 - SEP 26

LightShow West

LightShow West is the largest and longest-running trade show and conference specifically created for the west coast architectural and commercial lighting community. The event features 250-plus leading manufacturers of lighting, technology and controls, thought-provoking registered seminars, as well as complimentary networking events. LightShow West seminars offer a variety of learning units—AIA, BOMI, IDCEC, NCQLP, and LA CES. Admission is free for qualified attendees.

SEP 30 - OCT 1

Grey to Green: Twin Cities

Grey to Green: Twin Cities is a unique opportunity to cross-pollinate regional work on green infrastructure in Minnesota with the cutting-edge work being done in Canada and other U.S. cities. Grey to Green features the latest research, industry developments, and end-users to share, learn, and network over three full days of programming and training—with a dash of inspiring speakers and case studies.

OCT 8 - OCT 10

Living Product Expo

The International Living Future Institute will host the fifth annual Living Product Expo, where you’ll connect with 700-plus leaders in sustainable design, healthy materials, biophilic design, and health and wellness. The Expo brings together leading minds in the design and manufacturing industries to lead the revolution toward healthy and beautiful spaces for everyone. You’ll experience three game-changing days of engaging education sessions, inspiring keynotes including Lauren Yarmuth and Ovie Mughelli, an exclusive trade show brimming with leading-edge products, and much more! Join a community of leaders who are working to create healthy products and spaces for everyone.

OCT 9 - OCT 11

Getting to Zero Forum

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier global event dedicated to creating a zero energy, zero carbon future for the built environment and is an official follow-on event to the Global Climate Action Summit. The 2019 Forum will bring together 550-plus leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, commercial real estate representatives, and others working to define a new energy future for the built environment.

OCT 9 - OCT 11


CONSTRUCT provides a platform for exploring and refining innovative solutions to solve complex problems facing the AEC industry today.  Industry leaders converge with a common goal of educating and inspiring for the betterment of the industry. From emerging professionals to influential industry veterans, AEC professionals can enhance their skills and increase their knowledge, giving them a competitive edge in their field.

OCT 27 - OCT 30

AASHE Conference and Expo

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s annual conference is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations, and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education. With a theme of co-creating a sustainable economy, AASHE 2019 is tackling the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. Expected to draw over 2,000 participants, the conference seeks to showcase and strengthen higher education’s contributions to the movement for a sustainable economy.

OCT 29 - OCT 30

Grey to Green: Washington, D.C.

Grey to Green: Washington, D.C. will shine a spotlight on the best practices in policy, design, financing, research, and maintenance from across the region and beyond. By coming together to network and share information, Grey to Green will help stimulate more rapid progress in the utilization of green infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


NOV 6 - NOV 7

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX)

As the largest architecture, building, and design trade show and conference in the Northeast, ArchitectureBoston will feature 300-plus exhibiting companies and 100-plus educational sessions for architects, builders, and design professionals. Manufacturers and suppliers will showcase their multi-dimensional products, services, and technology, while industry professionals can earn continuing-education credits by attending ABX sessions.


NOV 13

LED Specifier Summit Chicago

This one-day conference and product showcase is dedicated to educating architects, designers, facility managers, energy consultants, and other members of the commercial lighting market about the latest LED lighting solutions and trends. Attendees of the LED Specifier Summit Chicago can choose from a variety of seminars (with CEUs) and free on-floor workshops, visit exhibits by 150-plus leading lighting and controls manufacturers, and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities. Seminars offer a variety of learning units—AIA, BOMI, IDCEC, NCQLP and LA CES. A nominal fee is charged for the conference; access to the show floor is free to qualified attendees.


NOV 19

Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards

The Sixth Annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes and celebrates the most powerful women making a difference in the world through sustainability. After applying or being nominated by a third-party, winners are selected based on their dedication to working in sustainability, how they have shaped their organization through lasting change, how they have helped guide other female leaders, and how they have demonstrated bravery/courage in the workplace. Winners are chosen by a jury of industry professionals—including representatives of gb&d, the Women in Sustainability Leadership Alumnae Group, and the USGBC. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place during the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Atlanta in November.


NOV 19 - NOV 22

Greenbuild International

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has been dedicated to celebrating and advancing sustainable building since its founding in 2002. This year’s event takes place in Atlanta and will welcome professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design in order to develop complete green solutions in construction and urban development. The conference is presented by USGBC and will offer LEED workshops, education sessions, green building tours, and summits as well as featured speakers and an interactive exhibit hall where you can learn about groundbreaking green building products, services, and technologies.


DEC 6 - DEC 7

PHIUS North American Passive House Conference

The PHIUS NAPHC is the oldest, biggest and best way to learn about all things passive house. Attendees get real-world case studies on projects ranging from single family homes to high rises, the latest on mechanical systems, building science, constructions details, and an expo hall full of the latest building components.


JAN 21 - JAN 23

Design & Construction Week

The seventh annual Design & Construction Week (DCW) will bring together 95,000+ design and construction professionals in the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. Founding partners, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association will continue driving the possibilities of home with the co-location of the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS).


FEB 3 - FEB 6

AHR Expo

Hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors this year, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is on its way to Orlando. What began more than 85 years ago as a small heating and ventilation show has now grown into the biggest event of the year for the HVACR industry. Roughly 65,000 HVACR professionals—from engineers to installers and end-users—from across the United States and all over the world will have the chance to discuss the future of their field and new ideas, products, and technologies.


FEB 4 - FEB 6

Intersolar North America

Intersolar North America is the first major solar and energy storage event of the year. Held February 4 to 6, 2020 in San Diego, it provides industry professionals a platform to advance business, expand education, and drive networking. Focusing on photovoltaics, smart renewable energies, and energy storage, Intersolar North America presents actionable information on critical issues facing the industry. Join us as we work to create a sustainable energy future.




The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presents this industry conference and expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event addresses innovative energy management programs, distributed generation strategies, HVAC, green buildings, renewables, energy procurement updates, power quality solutions, and more. GLOBALCON offers a multi-track conference program—eligible for CEU credits—intensive training seminars and an energy, power, and facility management expo.



World of Modular Conference

Join hundreds of commercial modular construction professionals as well as traditional contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and developers for the World of Modular Conference in Las Vegas. Network, exchange ideas, see exhibits, play golf, and learn how modular is expediting schedules and creating greener hotels, schools, offices, restaurants, and apartments. As the modular construction industry's largest event, World of Modular 2019 is for anyone interested in modular construction.


RCI International Convention & Trade Show

Catch up on latest building envelope design concepts at the 2019 RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Houston. This annual event will feature more than 25 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show of more than 140 exhibitors. Educational programs are approved to yield continuing education credits for members of RCI and the American Institute of Architects.



IFMA Facility Fusion

IFMA’s Facility Fusion is an event geared toward the unique needs and challenges in managing specific types of facilities, projects and teams. Facility Fusion is all about focus — on your needs as an facility manager, on your specific facility concerns, on your career advancement, and on building your professional network. Join industry innovators, workplace change-makers, emerging professionals, and mid- to senior-level facility managers in Atlanta to discuss the increasingly multifaceted layers of facility management.




Expanding its reach throughout the Midwest, the IMPACT conference attracts hundreds of green building professionals from across the region who will enjoy a full day of educational sessions, networking, and discussion around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues. IMPACT serves as a forum for builders, developers, sustainability leaders, and change makers to unite and demonstrate the many innovative ways the Midwest is raising the bar when it comes to green building.


APRIL 15 - 18


CxEnergy is one of the premier conferences for building commissioning and energy management. This year's event included an expanded exhibit hall, additional technical sessions from industry experts, certification seminars, networking opportunities, and more. gb&d subscribers members receive 10% discount with promo code ENERGY10. Register at


APRIL 30 - MAY 3

Living Future unConference

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual unConference in Seattle. This event brings together a community of leading deep green thinkers and practitioners who will share their insights around building socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative communities. More than 1,100 attendees from around the world will collectively build the vision of a Living Future and collaboratively seek solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time.


MAY 21 - MAY 23

Lightfair International

For nearly 30 years, Lightfair International has been bringing the latest and greatest lighting innovators under one roof as part of what has now become the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. This year, more than 27,000 attendees are expected to attend the event in Philadelphia. Attendees will also have options to enroll in any of the 200-plus hours of accredited courses as well as choose from a plethora of networking opportunities.

MAY 30 - MAY 31


PCBC is a renowned homebuilding trade show dedicated to advancing the art, science, and business of housing. Taking place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, this year's Re-Think Conference will feature two full days of inspiring ideas and provocative perspectives on residential design, marketing, and organizational leadership.



AIA Conference on Architecture

Every year the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2019, the event is heading to Las Vegas, a city that captivates millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the most exciting and imaginative architecture and experiences in the world.


JUNE 10 - JUNE 11


Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. This year, NeoCon will feature game-changing products and provide a non-stop schedule of networking and events for the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations, and media.

JUNE 19 - JUNE 20

Green Sports Alliance Summit

The 9th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit, held in Philadelphia at the Lincoln Financial Field, brings together hundreds of leaders from professional sports teams, collegiate programs, venue management companies, design firms, and other pioneers in environmental stewardship. Attendees will exchange the latest thinking around greening the sports industry and engage fans and communities.

JUNE 22 - JUNE 25

BOMA International Conference & Expo

The BOMA International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City will take your career to the next level. You’ll meet the most important people in the commercial real estate industry. See the latest innovative products and services designed to make your building run more efficiently and get your tenancy to max capacity. You’ll learn from the best by day with plenty of opportunities for evening networking. In just three days you’ll gain the momentum you need to optimize your building operations and elevate your career.

AUG 21 - AUG 23

Future Offices Summer

Future Offices Summer is back and hotter than ever. The 2019 conference will tackle new challenges across the real estate, workplace, and design sector through longer workshops, new site tours, and maturity-tracked content. This year's agenda includes topics like design and architecture, leasing and site selection, health and wellness/sustainability, digital workplace technologies, and much more.