The following is a Nov. 25, 2019, press release from the U.S. Green Building Council announcing the conclusion of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions, concluded last week in Atlanta, where more than 10,000 members of the global green building community gathered.

Greenbuild 2019 featured four days of inspiring education sessions and keynote speeches every day of the conference. This year’s keynotes included civil rights activist Dr. Bernice King, architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, youth climate activist Jamie Margolin, climatologist Dr. Marshall Shepherd, and former President Barack Obama. Greenbuild is the largest green building conference and expo in the world and brings thousands of sustainability and green building leaders together to advance our vision that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the vitality of all life within a generation. This year, the conference elevated the connection between people and the spaces they rely on every day.

“Many people may not be thinking about how a building impacts them or their environment,” said Kim Heavner, vice president, conferences and events at USGBC. “That’s why this year’s theme, ‘A New Living Standard,’ explores how we can broaden that conversation and help connect the dots between people and the places where they live, work, learn and play.”