Expert Speakers Presenting: Commissioning - Making Your Sustainable Investment Pay

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Siemens Building Technologies Headquarters (cafeteria), 887 Deerfield Pkwy. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

On-line registration for this event is now closed.  You may attend the program and pay at the door.

Don't miss this in depth commissioning program with three highly regarded speakers:
Jack Wolpert, CEO, E-Cube, Inc
- Mr. Wolpert is the C.E.O. of E-Cube (a USGBC member with close to 120 LEED projects), a consulting firm focusing on design, construction, and operation of more efficient facilities with offices in Chicago and Boulder Colorado.  He has been involved in building science since the mid-1970’s when he founded a firm specializing in the HVAC-Refrigeration service and energy management. He has provided commissioning services since the mid-1980s and integrated design since the late-1980s and is the recipient of a Boulder County Energy Award and a GSA Design Excellence Award.
Helen Kessler, President, HJKessler Associates
- Ms. Kessler's firm is a sustainable design, LEED, energy efficiency and commissioning consulting services founded in 2003.  With over 30 years experience in sustainable design, she has had a leading role on over four dozen LEED projects. 
Marshall Hjertstedt, MFH Associates will be our moderator for the evening and present a case-study on Envelope Commissioning.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's, North / Northwest Suburban Branch for this uniqe program hosted by Siemens in Buffalo Grove, Commissioning - Making Your Sustainable Investment Pay.

Commissioning is now standard on all LEED projects; however, its value is not always well understood by owners, contractors and the design team.  In this presentation, we will discuss the importance and value of commissioning innovative systems, defined as systems that are new to the designer and/or the contractor.  Innovative systems may be systems that have been used elsewhere, but not "here."  We find that the more innovative a system, the more "fragile" its performance becomes.  This presentation is geared toward owners, architects, engineers, contractors and commissioning authorities who have had some experience with commissioning and who would benefit from participating in a dialogue on how best to make sure that innovative systems function properly through the commissioning process.

Attendees should have a fundamental understanding of the commissioning process.  Ideally, they will have participated in a project with commissioning, but it is not required.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM:  Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM:  Presentation
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM:  Q&A, Networking

Thank you to Siemens Building Technologies for hosting and sponsoring our program at the Birch Level.

Siemens Building Technology Headquarters
887 Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove  Please view a map of the property here.
There is parking on the west side of the building, please walk around the north side of the building to get to the cafeteria entrance (where we will be entering) which is on the east side of the building.

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