“We’re thrilled to have partnered with ABX, and together we exceeded not only last year’s diversion rate, but ALL previous Greenbuild diversion rates, which is a huge accomplishment for Greenbuild and the events industry,” said Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild and ABX group director, Informa Exhibitions U.S. “Our hope is that our lessons learned and achievements can be infused across the events industry. Greenbuild is about sustainability in the built environment, but the way the show is produced leads to these sustainability victories highlighted in this report. We cannot thank our dedicated partners and vendors enough for helping us to cross these milestones.”
The comprehensive report details the sustainability program implemented for the 2017 event, through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices. Case studies provide detailed overviews of sustainability strategies and initiatives including waste diversion, attendee and stakeholder engagement, sourcing and donation of materials, performance tracking improvements, and community engagement. The report can be accessed online at greenbuildexpo.comor abxexpo.com.
“Each year, Greenbuild looks to raise the bar on sustainability efforts. This is only possible through the support of incredible partners and vendors as well as our Greenbuild Host Committee.” said Kate Hurst, senior vice president, Conference & Events, USGBC. “Through our pilot of the TRUE Zero Waste rating system, we elevated our tracking processes and focused on drafting narratives that truly capture our waste reduction efforts.”
The report shares the progress of seven sustainability objectives at Greenbuild, including the following highlights: