Tour of the LEED Platinum Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, Shack and Farm in Baraboo, WI

  • Saturday, April 21, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
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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 is closed for online registration. If you would like to attend, please meet the bus at the Radisson in Rockford, no later than 8:30 AM. We will take payment on Monday. 

Join the USGBC-IL Rockford/Northern IL Branch for a
Tour of the LEED Platinum Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, Shack and Farm in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Approved for 2.0 GBCI CE and AIA LU|HSW|SD hours)

Photo by: Heffron/TKWA

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center is one of the greenest buildings in the United States and contains some of the most groundbreaking sustainable design features ever used in a commercial facility. The 6,208 sq. ft. building received LEED Platinum certification in 2007. The Legacy Center is the first “net zero energy” building in Wisconsin and the first carbon neutral building certified by the USGBC. Serving as a visitor center and headquarters for the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the project was designed by Kubala Washatko Architects; construction management and LEED consultation were provided by The Boldt Company.

The site includes classrooms, exhibit areas, archives, library space, offices, and more. The facility also features laboratories, workrooms and equipment allowing continued ecological restoration and scientific research pertinent to the development and implementation of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.

Despite the contrasts of Wisconsin’s four-season climate,

the Leopold Center uses 70 percent less energy than a building built just to code, and the center’s roof-mounted solar array is projected to meet 110 percent of the building’s energy needs on an annual basis.

For a virtual tour and more information on the Leopold Center, see:

Free Lunch and Transportation from the Radisson Hotel, 200 South Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61108 will be provided.

Please e-mail Mark at to reserve a seat on the Biofuel bus.  (Or arrive by 11am to The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI and meet in front of The Center.)

Click here for a map and directions


8:00 - 8:45 AM - Meet at the Radisson Hotel (For Free transportation)
8:45 - 11:00 AM - Bus Ride, Sustainable Trivia with prizes provided by Anderson Windows
11:00 - 1:00 PM - Guided Shack & Farm Tour
(All attendees meet up in front of the Center at 11am)
1:00 - 1:45 PM -  Lunch
1:45 - 4:00 PM -  Legacy Center Tour by Boldt Construction
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Bus Ride – View Green Fire Movie about Aldo

Legacy Center Tour - Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation

Shack Tour - Steven Apfelbaum, MS, Principal Ecologist, Chairman, Applied Ecological Services

Thank you to our event sponsors!
, Transportation Sponsor

The Boldt Company, Linden Level

Andersen Windows
, Birch Level

All Attendees with be entered to win a free ticket to Limelight - Come honor our industry’s shining stars and celebrate the USGBC-Illinois' 10th Anniversary ($100 value)!

 Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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