Lost Valley Visitors Center in Glacial Park - LEED Gold Certified: Presentation and Tour - Event Cancelled

  • Saturday, May 05, 2012
  • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
  • Lost Valley Visitors Center, 7210 Keystone Road, Richmond, IL 60072
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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 our office at 312-245-8300.

This event has been cancelled for Saturday, May 5th.  We hope to reschedule later in the year.

Join the USGBC-Illinois North/NW Suburban and Rockford/Northern IL Branches for Lost Valley Visitors Center in Glacial Park-LEED Gold Certified: Presentation and Tour.
(Approved for 2.0 GBCI CE and AIA LU|HSW|SD hours)

The Lost Valley Visitors Center is a Certified LEED Gold building located in the McHenry County Conservation District's beautiful Glacial Park.  The Center is perched on a glacial moraine overlooking the park’s 3,200 acres of rolling prairie, wetlands, delta kames, oak savanna and the tranquil Nippersink Creek. The Park is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago in Ringwood, Illinois and is one of the Chicago regions most magnificent natural areas. 

Photo by Ray Mathis

The facility showcases the adaptive reuse of an existing building, sustainable site development, ecological restoration, stormwater best management practices, energy efficiency, natural lighting and many other technologies that emphasize the design and construction of high performance sustainable building. 

This event will feature a guided tour of the LEED Gold facility followed by a presentation by the buildings architect.  A delicious lunch will be served followed by presentations on the ecological restoration of Glacial Park and the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge that is being proposed in northeast Illinois and southeast Wisconsin.  Guests are encouraged to cap off the day exploring Glacial Park.

10:30 - 11:00 Registration

11:00 - 11:10 Opening comments & introductions
11:10 - 12:00 Presentation by Williams Architects and Featherstone, Inc on the Design/Construction of the Visitors Center
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch (delicious, local & sustainable)
12:30 - 1:00 Presentation by Conservation Design Forum on Ecological Restoration & Stormwater BMP’s
1:00  - 1:30 Presentation by Steve Byers of the INPC on the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge
1:30  - 1:45 Q&A and Closing comments
1:45 - ?  Guided Tour

Scott Kuykendall, Environmental Scientist at Hey and Associates, Inc.

Thomas LaLonde
, Principal/Vice President at Willams Architects.

Tom Featherstone
, President at Featherstone, Inc., Construction Management.

David Yocca, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner at Conservation Design Forum.

Steven Byers, Advanced Natural Resource Specialist, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission

For additional information, or to sponsor this event, please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 x204 or pjackson@usgbc-illinois.org.

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