Retrofits & Commissioning: Maximizing the Performance and Value of Existing Buildings (1.5 GBCI CE hours)

  • Thursday, June 09, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Prairie State College, Heritage Room, Business & Community Education Center Building, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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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 Karin Barden at 312-245-8300 x2.

Online pre-registration for this event has closed.  Walk-ins will be welcome.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's South Suburban Branch for an education program about commissioning and energy management.

This event has been approved for 1.5 GBCI CE hours and AIA CEU hours.

Have you found yourself pondering any of the following questions...What is the purpose of retro-commissioning?  Is there a clear map of the process?  What are the phases in a complete project?  What is its relationship to energy audits and retrofits, operations and maintenance, and measurement and verification?  Where does all this fit in the LEED EB process?  How does retro-commissioning support the LEED EB process?  What are the quantifiable benefits of retro-commissioning?  Get answers and then understand the actionable steps towards a successful, self-financing retro-commissioning project at this event.

This 200 level panel discussion is for architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, maintenance contractors, building owners, property managers, building tenants, commissioning agents, and sub-contractors.

This program will show participants how:

  1. Retro-commissioning optimizes the performance of present buildings - through reduced operating costs, enhanced productivity and improved environment.
  2. Actual retro-commissioning projects have benefitted local buildings.
  3. Successfully implement a retro-commissioning process for your facility.

At the end of the program, attendees will understand:

  1. What retro-commissioning is.
  2. The benefits of retro-commissioning.
  3. What steps are required to successfully plan and implement retro-commissioning.


  • Chris Philbrick, LEED AP, CEM, PE - Senior Member, Sieben Energy Associates
  • Jim Vallort, LEED AP, CEM, CBCP, CSDP - Vice President, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.


  • 5:30 - 5:50  Registration and Networking
  • 5:50 - 6:00  Welcome and Introductions
  • 6:00 - 6:30  LEED EB and Retro-Commissioning - James Vallort
  • 6:30 - 7:00  Case Study of Private Facility Retro-Commissioning Project - Chris Philbrick
  • 7:00 - 7:30  Questions and Answers

Thank you to our event sponsor!

Elm Sponsor
Prairie State College

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