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Friday, Sept 23, 2022
The Intersection of Climate Action, Equity, and Affordable Housing


Entrepreneurs Sandbox

643 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI, 96813




Build + Buy Green brings together architects, engineers, consultants, green building leaders, and contractors together in a unique opportunity to showcase your brand, services, and products to a targeted audience of decision makers. Hosted by USGBC Hawaii, this one-day conference is USGBC Hawaii's return to an in-person event after 2021's virtual conference. Held in a different county each year, Build + Buy Green features networking, inspirational keynote sessions, and sessions led by industry leaders.




7:15 AM

Registration and Coffee

8:00 AM


8:15 AM

Opening Plenary, Jonathan F.P. Rose

9:00 AM

Break for Breakfast

9:15 AM

Innovative Finance for Carbon Neutral Housing

10:30 AM

Insights for a Greener Equitable Future

11:45 AM

YIMBY: Sustainable Development at All Scales

1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking


Separate ticket purchase for tours $25

2:00 PM 

Load onto electric bus

2:30 PM

Ola Ka’Ilima (USGBC Hawaii Sustainability Award 2021)

3:45 PM

Nohona Hale (USGBC Leadership Award 2021)



Interested in being a sponsor for next year? You can see what the package was for this year and we can add you to the contact list for next year. Show your support for green building in Hawaii as a sponsor for the Build+Buy Green! Find out the details or contact us for more information.









Who can attend?  

Everyone is invited to attend. We are pleased to extend a discount to all organizational and individual USGBC members. We support equitable access by providing emerging professional and students with discounted access. 


Are there sponsorship opportunities?  

Not for this year but we would love to talk to you about next year. We can put you on a list so we can reach out you as we begin planning for next year. We invite you to check out our prospectus to see what the benefits were for this year.

Will this be in-person or virtual?  

The event will be in-person at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox, 643 Ilalo St. Honolulu, HI 96813

Is parking available?

Paid parking in designated stalls will be available during the conference. Parking is located in Lot C behind the building.  Payment information is available on signage within the lot which includes a QR code.  Please contact Secure Parking for any parking questions.  Additional information can be found in the e-mail reminder sent out. Designated Entrepreneurs Sandbox parking is for members and tenants only. 

Is this a Green Event?

The 2022 Build + Buy Green Event at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox is participating as a green event in the Hawaii Green Business Program. To be a green event, the Build + Buy Green was planned with the intent of conserving Hawaii’s natural resources by implementing practices that conserve and save water, energy, and lower the amount of solid waste generated.


Some of the green measures at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox are the use of ENERGY STAR equipment, LED lighting, and low-flow fixtures. The event will have recycling bins, eco-friendly food service ware, and USGBC will donate excess food from the event to the Next Step shelter. Local food will be served and provided by Roots Café and Touch of Heart.


We ask that you as an attendee take some green actions in support of this event by:

  • Bringing reusable water container

  • Bringing reusable utensils

  • Considering a mode of active transportation (biking, walking, or public transportation)

  • Considering carpooling with coworkers or friends

 For more information about the Hawaii Green Business Program and Greening your Events, please see  website.


PARKING - Lot C Parking located on Ewa side of The Sandbox.  Secure Parking with QR code is $1/hour and $8/day max.


Biki : $4.50 / ride

  • You cannot reserve a Biki bike. You can check how many bikes at a station on the app. A credit card is needed to pay at the station, or you can use the PBSC app to make an account and setup a subscription.

Hui: $12 / hour

  • You must download the app and make an account to make reservation. A credit or debit card is the only accepted form of payment.

Bus: $3 / single fare, unlimited transfers for 2.5 hrs (cash or Holo card)

Will continuing education credits be available?

Yes, we will be offering GBCI and AIA continuing education hours for most sessions.


How can I help promote the Summit?

We are looking for partners to help spread the word. 

Will recordings of this event be available?

No, this will be a live only event so we encourage you to register and come join us in person.


Register for the 2022 Build + Buy Green Conference

Jonathan F.P. Rose will keynote the 2022 Build + Buy Green Conference



Suzanne Haerther, Manager Centralized Operations Team of Market Transformation & Development

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