The U.S. Green Building Council has announced a Greenbuild conference will be held Nov. 2-4 in Mumbai, India.  

The upcoming green-building conference, held in partnership with ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd., brings together global industry leaders, experts and professionals who are dedicated to sustainable building and green-building products, services and technologies.

“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. “India is the third-largest market for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 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.”

A call for proposals for the conference is also open. The conference will also feature Green Business Certification’s newest array of rating systems that are designed to advance sustainability in the built environment. Conference officials said emerging economies in countries like China, India and Brazil are “engines of green growth.”

“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 Sumit Gandhi, managing director at 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.”

Officials cite increased consumer demand as a major factor in the world’s green-building market, which has grown to a trillion-dollar industry. The rapid growth has also led to a corresponding increase in the green-building materials market, which is expected to reach $234 billion by 2019, officials said.

“We look forward to partnering and working with ABEC,” Ramanujam said. “ABEC is a leader in India, bringing innovation and excellence to trade shows, events and conferences. The USGBC/ABEC collaboration will make Greenbuild 2017 a great success in India.”

In addition to India, the Greenbuild conference will also take place in Boston, China and Brazil this year. For more information, visit www.greenbuild.usgbc.org/india