Since 2011, VERGE events have circled the globe, organizing the emerging ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs at the intersection of sustainability and technology.

Since 2011, VERGE events have circled the globe, organizing the emerging ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs at the intersection of sustainability and technology.

"The future of sustainability is about data." Watch this 2-minute video about HackCity.

HackCity contestants compete for $7,000 in prizes offered by Johnson Controls, OnStar, and PG&E.

HackCity contestants compete for $7,000 in prizes offered by Johnson Controls, OnStar, and PG&E.

More than 75 developers, coders, and designers (a.k.a. “hackers”) from as far away as Germany and Japan participated in HackCity.

More than 75 developers, coders, and designers (a.k.a. “hackers”) from as far away as Germany and Japan participated in HackCity.

GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower opens HackCity, at Code for America headquarters in San Francisco.

GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower opens HackCity, at Code for America headquarters in San Francisco.

Showtime! Joel Makower and GreenBiz Group CEO Eric Faurot open the VERGE 2012 conference at the InterContinental San Francisco.

Showtime! Joel Makower and GreenBiz Group CEO Eric Faurot open the VERGE 2012 conference at the InterContinental San Francisco.

Candid camera: Behind-the-scenes action in the moments before the SF conference launch, narrated by Joel Makower.

Strong foundation: USGBC founding chairman Rick Fedrizzi on the bond between GreenBuild and VERGE.

Shout out to VERGE sponsors!

Shout out to VERGE sponsors!

Facebook’s Bill Weihl tells why “integrating social” is a means of offering your customers more value.