The Navy’s Commitment to Sustainable Building in Chicago, LEED Gold Certified - Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall (1.5 GBCI CE Hours)

  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West , Highland Park, IL 60035
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Join the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter's North/Northwest Suburban Branch and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for a program about how environmental stewardship guided the design and construction of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall which achieved LEED Gold. The Drill Hall is part of the Great Lakes Naval Station located in North Chicago, IL.

Join us for a light dinner as we learn about how environmental stewardship guided the design and construction of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall which achieved LEED Gold. Our panel presentation will feature key members from both the Design Team and Naval Facilities. The panel’s discussion will cover the entire project from the outside to inside. Best practices include: stormwater management using Low Impact Development principals; reduction of energy consumption; and high efficient water use. Learn how Naval Facilities integrates sustainability into their RFP process and what environmental features they require on projects. Representatives from Naval Facilities will also explain why the Navy became the first federal agency to certify environmental attributes of a project. In addition, they will share the Navy’s vision for a greener and more sustainable future.

Lois Vitt Sale
- Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Wight & Company
Francine Gomes - US Naval Facilities Mid-West Command
Dave Marasco - US Naval Facilities Mid-West Command
Tom Powers - Civil Engineer, Wight & Company

5:00 – 6:00 Registration, Networking, and Light Dinner
6:00 – 6:10 Introductions from USGBC-Illinois and SAME
6:10 – 6:25 Lois Vitt Sale- Project Overview
Implementing sustainability within the program and design, reduction of water usage within the facility, and achieving energy efficiency while maintaining comfort
6:25 – 6:40 Tom Powers‐ Project Civil Engineering
Sustainable site design strategies, low impact development, and use of vegetation to conserve water and energy
6:40 – 6:55 Dave Marasco- Navy requirements for Projects
Navy's expectations for sustainability, meeting the program requirements for the drill hall, and integrating the Drill Hall into the existing Training Base
6:55 – 7:10 Fran Gomes ‐ Working with the Navy
Overview of how to work with the Navy, notable sustainable projects at Great Lakes and the Midwest, and the Navy's vision for a more sustainable future
7:10 – 7:30 Open forum / Q and A session

Thank you to our Event Sponsor at the Birch Level:

Siemens Building Technologies

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