The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems (4.0 GBCI & AIA Hours) (Fox Valley & South Suburban)

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440-0591
  • 60


  • 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.

Preregistration for this event is closed.  Please join us for the walk-in rate of $30

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter South Suburban and Fox Valley Branches for a roundtable program on understanding and implementing green codes and standards in your municipality!

This event has been approved for 4.0 GBCI CE and AIA CEU hours.

During this program, our speakers will set the stage for how best practices and sustainable outcomes can be driven by a combination of codes, standards and rating systems. This seminar will address synergies and differences between the International Green Construction Code, that includes ASHRAE Standard 189.1, and LEED Rating Systems. Following this overview, panelists will discuss challenges in and the implementation of green codes and standards in towns, villages and cities. In particular, panelists will address the following:
  • Interplay between green construction codes and state and local law.
  • What green construction code is right for my community or state?
  • Green construction code decision making and implementation from start to finish.
After attending this program, attendees will:
  • Understand the distinct and complementary roles of green codes, standards and rating systems and the roles each play.
  • Identify the issues for considering and deciding on adopting a green construction code including challenges that may be faced and how to address those challenges.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM -
Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:50 AM - Green Codes Definition & Function - IGCC, ASHRAE 189.1 & LEED
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM - Case Study: Addressing Sustainability through Green Code in Will County.
10:20 AM – 11:30 AM - Green Code Planning: A Panel Discussion
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM - Facilitated Q&A


  • Chris Chwedyk, The Code Group, a subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide (moderator)
  • Allan Bilka, International Code Council
  • Josh Greenfield, Primera Engineers, Ltd. / ASHRAE Illinois
  • Stephen Grossmark, Tressler, LLP (moderator)
  • Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates
  • Sean Ziadeh, Turning Leaf Solutions, PLLC
  • Curt Paddock, Director, Will County Land Use Department
  • Raymond Semplinski, Chief Building Official, Will County Land Use Department

$15 Government/Municipal leaders and staff
$15 USGBC-Illinois Chapter Members
$15 ASHRAE & International Code Council Members
$30 Non-Members and Day Of Registration for all categories

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