Sustainable Stormwater Practices & LEED (1.5 GBCI & AIA hours)

  • Thursday, October 13, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Kimball Office, 325 N. Wells, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60654


  • 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.

This program is closed for online registration. Walk-in registration available on-site this evening.

Join USGBC - Illinois Chapter's Chicago Branch for an educational session on sustainable site and stormwater management practices! Earn 1.5 GBCI CE hours and 1.5 AIA HSW/SD units (Project Site Factors and/or Water Management).

This session will focus on sustainable stormwater strategies and specific of sustainable stormwater systems. Panelists will discuss the benefits of stormwater management, details of the LEED credit documentation, lessons learned, and current trends and the future of sustainable stormwater design. Attendees will understand the engineering intent of Sustainable Site Point 6.1 and Sustainable Site Point 6.2 and why they are important for our region, as well as the specific strategies used to achieve these points.  Methods discussed will include design philosophies and specific constructed elements which achieve the goal.  Attendees will learn the basic of selecting plants for sustainable stormwater strategies and what to expect from these non-traditional plantings. Speakers will also provide an owner's perspective on having a site designed for sustainable stormwater.

5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration & Networking

6:00 - 6:05 PM Introduction to USGBC & LEED/Latest News/Branch News.

6:05 - 6:30 PM Overview

  • Quick Definition of  sustainable stormwater and green Infrastructure
  • Overview of LEED stormwater points, strategies, and intent

6:30 - 7:05 PM Owners Perspective

  • Review of City of Chicago requirement of  LEED certification and Public Buildings
  • Case study of PD 9 and PD 23 with regards to stormwater systems.
  • Review of PBC Landscape guidelines w/ focus on maintenance practices.

7:05 - 7:35 PM Green Infrastructure & trends from EPA

  • Review EPA  effluent guidelines, NRC recommendations,  and status of 2012 Rule-making
  • Review green infrastructure and why it is important from a  watershed perspective
  • Green Infrastructure case studies

7:35 - 7:45 PM Panel discussion and Q&A

Paul Bollinger, Bollinger Environmental (Moderator)
Tom Powers, Wight & Co.
Kevin Hall, Public Building Commission of Chicago
Bob Newport, EPA

$15 Chapter Members
$30 Non-Members
$10 Student Members

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