Green Firm Boot Camp: Greening Your Firm in 10 (Not So) Easy Steps (8.0 GBCI & AIA CE hours)

  • Monday, September 26, 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merchandise Mart (Room 1520, Showroom Center East Elevators to 15th Floor)), 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
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  • through September 12.
  • after September 12.
  • through September 12.
  • after September 12.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
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This workshop will help you understand how to move your organization beyond "random acts of sustainability" to holistic capability and measurable improvements in performance and profitability.

Continuing Education: This program qualifies for 8.0 GBCI CE hours and AIA CEUs.

Being a truly green firm is about more than just being able to deliver LEED projects. It's about aligning overall company management and operations with the demands of integrated design and collaborative relationships and measuring company performance as a result. Whether your firm delivers LEED projects or not, there are proven strategies that you can use to deliver high performance projects and more efficient and effective processes to be a truly green firm. This interactive workshop builds capacity to implement these strategies in the most cost effective way and provides tools to enable you to implement these strategies in your firm.

This program helps companies truly institutionalize sustainability so that they can deliver consistent, high quality sustainability services all the time.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Connect sustainability concepts to measurable to business objectives
  • Use industry metrics to evaluate your company’s true (current) capability
  • Understand and identify where your company’s ‘gaps’ are
  • Formulate goals and strategies to achieve excellence & improve performance
  • Create your companies 'roadmap for continuous improvement' and implementation plan to address issues, systems, process gaps
  • Improve effectiveness of your existing sustainability initiatives to increase buy-in within your company and achieve external targets such as net zero, 2030 or LEED.

Activities and “Take-aways”:

  • Self assessment of their company’s current capability
  • Identification of specific issues they need to address with strategies to address them
  • List of systems, processes and resources they need to address, with recommendations
  • Basic structure of a strategic and implementation ‘plan’ to move ahead and achieve measurable success
  • A list of indicators and metrics that they can track internally that will give feedback on their progress


Barbra Batshalom, Sustainable Performance Institute


$165 Chapter Member (early registration)
$195 Chapter Member (regular price)
$215 Non-Member (early registration)
$245 Non-Member (regular price)

Workshop Testimonials:

“The SPI Boot Camp is the first program to give me the tools to track, integrate and maintain sustainability in a firm. These are ideas a processes I can actually use." Alicia Pandimos Maurer, AIA LEED BD&C, CRB Consulting Engineers

“I enjoyed this workshop. As a Project Manager for a Construction Management company, this workshop provides the tools necessary for a company to begin, or to continue on the road to becoming sustainable. “
David Reeves, Project Manager, Bovis Lend Lease

“If you want to be green and you want to make a profit, it just makes sense to have a plan. The Green Boot Camp provides a great framework for institutionalizing green in the design firm. As we got deeper into SPI, I realized the knowledge sharing processes being discussed are just good business.” Charles Brown, Architect

“The "Greening Your Firm" workshop proved to be hugely beneficial in assessing current processes, setting a course for positive change, and measuring performance along the way. I would highly recommend this workshop for organizations wishing to more completely institutionalize sustainable practices.” B. Wright Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Sustainability Program Manager

"The SPI Boot Camp workshop was a great introduction to the ideas behind a sustainable and green office environment. It gave me a unique perspective on the way we work as Architects to incorporate sustainability into our profession."
Jack Devilbiss, Bonstra Haresign ARCHITECTS

“This workshop helps connect the dots from scattered green ideas to focused green implementation. Sustainability can be an integrated and measurable part of design business rather than just a tack-on piece.”

“The workshop encourages a lot of interaction with fellow participants. I learned a great deal about dealing with subjects and ideas that are common to all of us and went away encouraged and excited. If you are interested in making your company more "sustainable", I highly recommend you attend the SPI Boot Camp.” Michael G. Huslage, AIA Michael G. Huslage, PLLC


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