The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hoffman Estates Police Station, 411 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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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 program is closed, but you may attend and pay at the door.

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 & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:50 AM - Green Codes Definition & Function - IGCC, ASHRAE 189.1 & LEED
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM - “Grow to Greenness” by enhancing code programs while promoting economic development: 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
12:00 PM - Optional Building Tour- Gold certified Hoffman Police Department

 - Chris Chwedyk, The Code Group, a subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide
 - Josh Greenfield, Primera Engineers, Ltd. / ASHRAE Illinois
- Stephen Grossmark, Tressler, LLP (moderator)
- Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

- Ashley Monroe, Village of Hoffman Estates

- Bob Neale, ICC
- Sean Ziadeh, Turning Leaf Solutions, PLLC

Case Study:
“Grow to Greenness” by enhancing code programs while promoting economic development: A Case in Point

$15 Chapter Members
$15 Government & Municipal Leaders
$15 ASHRAE & International Code Council Members

$30 Non-Members

Thank you to our Program Sponsor

Birch Level
 Tressler LLP

For program sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 ext.204 or

Download the Chapter Partnership brochure here. 

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