A unique opportunity for collaboration & networking

When: April 11-12, 2019

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown

Hosted by USGBC Mountain Region, Rocky Mountain Green annually convenes hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers from across the Rocky Mountain region for discussions about today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues.


Inspiring attendees into action

Rocky Mountain Green offers engaging educational sessions that inspire attendees into action while focusing on USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Schedule at a glance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

5 PM - 7 PM Welcome Reception*

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8 AM - 6 PM Registration Open
8 AM - 6 PM Expo Hall Open
9 AM - 10 AM Opening Plenary
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Education Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Education Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Luncheon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Education Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Education Breakout Sessions
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour in the Expo Hall

Friday, April 12, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Women in Green Breakfast*
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshops*
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Offsite Tours*

*Requires additional registration

*Agenda is subject to change without notice.

Past session tracks

  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • RMG Track 1: Market Transformation Tools
  • RMG Track 2: Into the Future
  • RMG Track 3: Breaking Down Barriers to Green Building
  • RMG Track 4: Green Buildings For All
  • GSCE Track 1: Get Empowered: Using Energy Wisely
  • GSCE Track 2: Inside Out: Using the Outdoors to Enhance Learning
  • GSCE Track 3: Green, Grade by Grade: Sustainability Education for All Ages
  • GSCE Track 4: Collective Green: Collaborating to Catalyze Change
  • GSCE Track 5: All In: Social Equity as a Foundation for Sustainability
  • GSCE Track 6: Breathing Easy: Creating and Maintaining Healthy School Environments
  • GSCE Track 7: Good Measure: Leveraging Data for Sustainable Decision Making

Past featured speakers

Past panelists

Women in Green Power Breakfast

Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:30am - 10:30am

Women in Green 2019 will explore the ways women can lead with purpose to inspire others and drive continued creativity and progress. This morning event will celebrate the power of purpose to shape our lives, our careers and our changing world.


Friday, April 12, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Best Practices for LEED BD+C & ID+C v4.1

This workshop will cover both the LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Interiors Design and Construction (ID+C) rating systems for the upcoming 4.1 beta! In addition to covering the system goals and credit requirements the session will bring to light the value of the Submittal Tips that have been collaged by the GBCI reviewer team. Understanding these tips supports best practices for high quality LEED submissions. Participants will gain a solid understanding of new and cutting edge green building topics including environmental and health product declarations, building enclosure commissioning and life cycle assessment.

LEED Powered by Arc

Data is driving progress. Companies and cities are using performance data to better understand successes, reflect on where they missed the mark, and identify the next opportunity for improvement. This workshop will explore the performance based approach to LEED O&M certification.

Offsite Tours

Friday, April 12, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

DC Project at The Alliance Center

The Alliance Center has endeavored to be the first existing building known to complete a direct current (DC) microgrid within its walls on a global level. This innovative project has tackled hurdles including zoning, policy, engineering, property insurance, real estate investment tax credits, UL rating and many others in hopes of sharing data and results for building efficiency improvements. With the desire of showing efficiencies by powering equipment solely on DC power, the DC Project is hoping to be a catalyst for a major change in electrical distribution. Participants in this session will learn about the DC Project itself, some of the pitfalls, the many successes and the outcomes from the installation. Also, as part of the session, the speakers will take participants into the depths of The Alliance Center to complete a hands on tour of the battery system and brains of the microgrid, the solar panels on the roof and the DC equipment located within Suite 100.


The Alliance Center,
1536 Wynkoop St,
Denver, CO 80202


Biophilic Design & Catalyst: Health and WELLness in the Built Environment

Join the Catalyst HTI design team in a tour of Denver's next WELL building. This session will include panel discussions and presentations on the core and shell certification of the building, the interior fit out, and input from the building's tenants. Learn how considerations for health and wellness are transforming the built environment and shaping the perspectives of the AEC community. Following the tour, an interactive exploration into biophilic design principals and correlated health impacts will inspire your next project.


3513 Brighton Blvd,
Denver, CO 80216


Volunteer at RMG

RMG wouldn't be successful without the efforts of the USGBC volunteers who give their time and energy toward organizing and staffing the event.

As a conference volunteer, you can receive free admission to the conference. Volunteer opportunities will be announced soon.


Scholarships will be available for RMG 2019. Stay tuned for details.

2019 Registration

Plan ahead and save by registering before the early bird deadline! Register by Wednesday, February 27, 2019 and save up to $50 on your conference pass. Check out registration package options below.

Register now

FULL CONFERENCE Early Bird: (Register by February 27) Standard Onsite
Nonmember $250 $300 $315
Member $200 $250 $315
Emerging Professional $125 $175 $315
OPENING RECEPTION* Early Bird Standard Onsite
Nonmember $50 $60 $60
Member $40 $50 $60
Emerging Professional $25 $35 $60
Nonmember $55 $65 $65
Member $45 $55 $65
Emerging Professional $30 $40 $65
WORKSHOPS & TOURS* (half-day) Early Bird Standard Onsite
Nonmember $55 $75 $75
Member $35 $55 $75
Emerging Professional $20 $40 $75

RMG offers discounts for bulk registrations of 4 or more people. Register to receive 10 percent off standard rates for a full conference pass with the special bulk discount. For more information, contact mountain@usgbc.org.

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver sponsors

captain planet foundation
dlr group
excel dryer
sustainable forestry initiative
the weidt group

Contributor sponsors

action floor systems
beyond green

Supporter sponsors

mep engineering
moa architecture
rbb architects

Past exhibitors

  • 1-800-Got-Junk?
  • 2B Technologies, Inc. / AQTreks
  • Action Floor Systems
  • Airthinx, Inc.
  • Apollo Solutions Group
  • Awair
  • Belling-Wood Depot
  • Beyond Green Partners
  • BoardDocs
  • Bowman Construction Supply
  • Buddy Platform
  • Building Commissioning Association - Southwest
  • Carton Council
  • Casio America
  • Center for Green Schools
  • Colorado Construction & Design
  • Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Dow Building Solutions
  • Excel Dryer
  • Foodservice Sustainability Solutions (FSS)
  • Generation 180
  • Graybar
  • Green Schools National Network
  • Group14 Engineering, PBC
  • HydroPoint Data Systems
  • IES
  • Illumination Systems
  • Interface
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
  • Johnson Controls
  • JVA, Inc.
  • KG Clean
  • MEP Engineering
  • Mohawk Group
  • Nichiha
  • NV5, Inc. 
  • PD Collaborative
  • Prihoda Recycled Fabric Duct and Diffusers
  • Sika Sarnafil
  • Solargreen Technologies
  • Steel Recycling Institute
  • Sustainability Institute for Educators
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • Tandus Centiva
  • TerraCycle
  • Unify Energy Solutions
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Region 8
  • US Green Building Council
  • VELUX - Commercial
  • VMDO Architects
  • VS America
  • Z Bioscience Inc.

Past local partners

Media partner

green building news


Stay in the Rocky Mountain Green hotel room block and save! Rocky Mountain Green has secured a room block at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown with discounted rates. The special room rate of $229 per night will be available until March 13th or until the block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reserve your room today!


Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown
1420 Stout St
Denver, CO 80202