The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems (Rockford/Northern IL)

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rockford City Hall (Council Chambers), 425 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
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Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 x204

Pre-registration for this event is closed, please feel free to join us for the walk-in rate of $20

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter, the International Code Council, and ASHRAE Illinois 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   
Addressing Building Sustainability through Code before IGCC: A Case in Point
10:20 AM – 11:30 AM   
Green Code Planning: A Panel Discussion
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    
Facilitated Q&A

  • Allan Bilka, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Chris Chwedyk, The Code Group, a subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide (moderator)
  • Josh Greenfield, Primera Engineers, Ltd. / ASHRAE Illinois
  • Stephen Grossmark, Tressler, LLP (moderator)
  • Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates
  • Sean Ziadeh, Turning Leaf Solutions, PLLC

Case Study:
“Greening Residential Construction in the City of Rockford”,  Seth Sommer, CBCO, Building Code Official, Construction & Development Services City of Rockford

$10 Government/Municipal leaders and staff
$10 Chapter Members
$20 Non-Members

Parking: You may park in the City Hall parking lot and in any street parking space around City Hall at no cost.  You will NOT be fined for parking over the "2-hour" posted limit. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 x204 or by email at

Thank you to our program sponsors:

At the Birch Level - NIBCA - Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association

At the Elm Level - Larson & Darby Group


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