Spring Credential Maintenance Blitz

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013
  • 5:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Wolfpoint Ballroom (15th Floor), 350 West Mart Plaza, Chicago 60654
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  • May 7 Only.
  • May 7 Only.
  • Registration for both May 7 & 8 Credential Maintenance Day + LEED BD+C Workshop.
  • Registration for both May 7 & 8 Spring Credential Maintenance Day + LEED BD+C Workshop.
  • May 8 LEED BD+C Workshop Only.
  • May 8 LEED BD+C Workshop Only.
  • This is a special rate for our Sustaining Partners.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.
Online registration is now closed. Please call the Chapter office at 312-245-8300 x202 if you wish to attend.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter and earn up to 15.0 GBCI and AIA CE hours through two days of great educational sessions in all seven GBCI Credential Maintenance Categories for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty Credential!

May 7 will include seven separate presentations by local experts on a variety of green building topics covering credit requirements in Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, and Project Outreach.

May 8 (optional) includes a full-day LEED workshop on how to implement the BD+C rating systems in practice. (Please note for LEED workshops on Day 2 - if you took this class previously you cannot repoort to GBCI for CE credit unless it is in a separate reporting period)
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Wolfpoint Ballroom

Agenda: May 7 (8.0 GBCI CE Hours)

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Registration – Coffee Provided
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 
    Sarah Goode High School - A Case Study in Using Integrated Design Process to Create a High Performing Green School
    Jennifer Costanza, Principal, STR Partners
    Helen Kessler, President, H. J. Kessler Associates
    Sachin Anand, Principal, dbHMS
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Commissioning for High Performance Buildings
    Mike Eardley, Director of Commissioning, Cannon Design
  • 11:00  AM - 12:00 PM
    Intelligent Buildings and Smart Operators: Ongoing and Monitoring Based Cx
    Edna Lorenz, Mechanical Engineer, LEED AP, O+M; ESD
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
    Break -
    Lunch Provided
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Chicago Commercial Building Retrofit in Action
    Luke Leung, Skidmore Ownings & Merrill LLP
    Travis Soberg, Goettsch Partners
    Susan Heinking, VOA Associates Incorporated
    Rick Staback,  Hamilton Partners
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
    Need a Post Occupancy Evaluation STAT!
    Susan Heinking, VOA Associates Incorporated
    Patty Looker, VOA Associates Incorporated
    Tim Bassett, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Sustainable Lighting and Application
    Michael Lehman, Vice President of Marketing, Product Development and Design; Con-Tech Lighting

  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Biomimicry and the Built Environment
    Amy Coffman Phillips, Designer & Facilitator; The B-Collaborative 

Click here for Session Descriptions!

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Room TBD

Agenda: May 8th (7.0 BD+C or O+M LEED-Specific CEs)

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Registration – Coffee & Snacks Provided
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
    BD+C 301 Workshop: Implementing the LEED Building Design & Construction Rating Systems

    Instructor - Michelle Halle Stern, LEED Fellow, USGBC Faculty


Thank you to our Birch Level sponsor:

American Iron and Steel Institute/
Steel Recycling Institute

If you have questions about the program, group discounts, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cortney Adams at cadams@usgbc-illinois.org or 312-245-8300 x202. 

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