Greening the Heartland & BUILDINGChicago 2013 - Why Should You Attend?

  • Monday, September 09, 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
  • 6:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

Registration is available at the following website:

"Whether you are just getting started in green building, or have years of experience, there will be something at Greening the Heartland to ignite your passion.  
As we move to adopt the long overdue LEED v4, it will be more important than ever to utilize the tools that LEED has helped transform.  A change in the energy use requirements will make energy modeling a far more important tool in the preliminary design process than it has been historically.  Passive House design provides significant insight into design for net-zero buildings, which should inspire greater energy awareness in all of us.  Water use efficiencies have been easy to achieve with off the shelf technologies, but the new standards will challenge us to dig deeper into water harvesting as a means to attain parity with earlier models.  Food production and urban agriculture integrate into our consciousness.  Information on all of this and more will be provided in great depth by experts familiar with the geographic, environmental, and social conditions unique to our region. 
See you in the Heartland.  Where grace meets strength."
- Sam Pobst, Principal, Eco Metrics LLC
"GTH and Building Chicago provide a terrific opportunity for participants to learn from some of the most influential sustainability gurus in the country.  It will feel like a mini-Greenbuild, with access to some of today's thought leaders and networking with peers."
 - Helen Kessler, FAIA, LEED Fellow, HJKessler Associates, Inc.

Registration is open for the best opportunity of the year to earn credits and expand your network -- the co-located BUILDINGChicago and Greening the Heartland events. Click here to view the Schedule at a Glance.

Location:  Holiday Inn Mart Plaza,
350 W Mart Center Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Registration: Register here.

Projected Audience:   We anticipate 500 conference attendees to gather at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and enjoy our wonderful city during September 9-11, 2013. Whether you’re interested in greening your building, your neighborhood, your business or organization, or protecting the sanctity of our natural environment, we encourage you to join business representatives, building trade experts, government officials, educators and students, non-profit leaders and sustainability advocates for GTH2013.

Continuing Education: GTH2013 will be offering qualified GBCI and AIA CEU's applicable to professional attendees.

Conference Collaborators:
-Builders Association Chapter of the Associated General -Contractors of America
-Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 
-Chicago Chapter of AIA
-Heartland Regional Committee, 16 USGBC chapters in 12 states
-Scranton Gillette Communications, publishers of  Building Design & Construction Magazine and Chicago Architect
-USGBC - Illinois Chapter

Exhibit Hall:  GTH2013 will include a large exhibitor area, interactive displays, and special networking events.  The exhibit hall will be open during the BUILDINGChicago conference the evening of September 10, 2013 and close the evening of September 11, 2013. View the Exhibitor List here.

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