Going Green and Paying for It: Green Tools for Municipalities (Park Forest)

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Dining on the Green, 349 Main Street, Park Forest, IL 60466
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Please note that all day-of registrations will be charged $30. Registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact Karin Barden at 312-245-8300 x2.

This event is closed for on-line registration.  You may still attend and pay at the door.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's South Suburban Branch for an education program designed for our Municipal/Government leaders.

Continuing Education: This program will count for 2.0 GBCI CE hours under the Live Presentations category.

Sustainability is an often heard term, but what does it really mean and how can it be implemented by a city planner, contractor or engineer? “Going Green and Paying for It: Green Tools for Municipalities” features a panel discussion and case study providing guidance on how to start saving energy and money through green building practices and energy conservation. Learn about the true value of incorporating energy efficiency, the role of alternative energy, and available funding assistance and financing options.


  • 8:00 - 8:30  Networking & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9:30  The Key to Success-Energy Efficiency: Its role in green building practices, and benefits for municipalities
  • When to Consider Renewable Energy: Its role in meeting energy efficiency goals
  • Finding Funding: What‘s out there, qualifications and how to apply
  • 9:30 - 9:50  Village of Park Forest Central Park Wetland Case Study
  • 9:50 – 10:30  Panel discussion and Q & A


  • Josh Greenfield, PE, REP, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, Energy Services Manager & Associate Vice President Primera Engineers, Ltd.
  • Rob Gunther, Parks Superintendent, Village of Park Forest
  • Hildy Kingma, Director of Economic Development and Planning, Village of Park Forest 
  • Becky Werra, LEED AP, Account Executive - Energy and Environmental Solutions, Siemens Industry, Inc., Building Technologies


  • Terry Moeller, LEED AP, Chief Architect, Wight & Company 

Case Study:

  • Park Forest Green Initiatives & Central Park Wetland

A light continental breakfast will be served.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Maple Sponsor

Birch Sponsors
Primera Engineers, Ltd.
Village of Park Forest

**Please note that all day-of registrations will be charged $30.**

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