Big & Green: A Forum on Large Building Energy Efficiency Policies & Trends

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1871 - 12th Floor of the Merchandise Mart, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

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USGBC-Illinois is excited to partner with the Chicago Clean Energy Alliance (CCEA) to host CCEA's quarterly forum to discuss the impact of the City of Chicago's recently passed Energy Use Benchmarking & Disclosure Ordinance requiring buildings in excess of 50,000 square feet to publicly disclose how much energy their buildings use. The forum will also discuss other important energy efficient initiatives including Retrofit Chicago, the Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda and how buildings owners, energy efficient businesses, and entrepreneurs can adapt and look for opportunities in this evolving energy sector.

Confirmed Featured Panel:
  • Jamie Ponce, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Benny Skelton, ASHRAE Illinois and Cyclone Energy Group
  • Rand Ekman, AIA Chicago and Cannon Design
  • Ari Kobb, USGBC-Illinois and Siemens
  • Elena Lugo, FirstService Residential
  • Ryan Tinus, Tishman Speyer
  • Nathan Fahrer, Senior Counsel Perkins Coie LLP - Moderator

    5:30 pm: Registration Opens
    6:00 pm: Welcome & Introductions
    6:05 pm: Panel Discussion
    7:15 pm: Hosted Cocktail Reception Begins
    8:00 pm: Close

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1871 - 12th Floor of the Merchandise Mart, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654. Please note this is a place of business, please do not arrive before 5pm.

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Attendance: please note -- this is a business-to-business networking event for those in the energy industry! We define "energy industry" as the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining, distribution, financing, engineering, legal consultation, and any other related services.

About the CCEA:
The Chicago Clean Energy Alliance was formed to connect professionals in Chicago who are related to the energy industry. The CCEA provides thought leadership on power generation issues with a particular focus on renewable technologies. We are always thinking about new ways to expand and bring new value to the CCEA and our audience.

About the USGBC-Illinois:  The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter is the local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED® provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting success for every building type and phase of a building lifecycle.
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