From Green Roofs to Field of Flowers - Designing, Specifying, Installing and Managing the LEED Landscape

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 South Main Street Rockford, IL 61102
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  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that all "day-of" registrations and walk-ins will pay the non-member rate of $20. Also, registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

This program is closed for on-line registration.  You may still attend the event and either pay at the door or we will call you tomorrow for credit card payment.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's, Rockford/Northern Illinois Branch for a program at the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden titled: From Green Roofs to Field of Flowers - Designing, Specifying, Installing and Managing the LEED Landscape.
(LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.)

Utilizing the Sustainable Sites Initiative guidelines and 22 years of ecological restoration experience, we will discuss the reasons for sustainable landscaping and how best to achieve and maintain ecological stability on new and redeveloped sites.  Green Roofs and native flora, bio-swales, erosion control and storm water management are just some of the pieces that go into solving the water quality issues being addressed by civic leaders, property owners and land developers, scientists, health care providers, educators and business leaders.

Because public perception of restored areas is at risk, it is critical that these concerns are taught by those recognized for excellence in the industry.   Material and contractor specification will be discussed in depth to insure an understanding of what criteria must be met for long term viability.

Before and after photos, successful and failed restorations photos and land plan examples will be presented and reviewed for a greater awareness of ecological restoration done right.

Jack Pizzo - President, Pizzo and Associates
Andy Stahr - General Manager/Western Territory, Pizzo and Assoicates
Grace Koehler - Sales and Marketing Manager, Pizzo Native Plant Nursery

5:30 - 6:00 PM  Registration, Networking and Light Appetizers
6:00 - 7:00 PM  Presentation
7:00 - 7:30 PM  Q & A
7:30 - 8:00 PM  Networking

Thank you to our venue host -
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Thank you to our Birch Level Sponsor -
Cooling Landscape

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Mike Dudek.

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