Winter Credential Maintenance Blitz (15.0 GBCI & AIA Hours)

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60606
  • 25


  • New Chapter Membership plus Feb 4 registration.
  • New Chapter Membership plus Feb 5 workshop registration.
  • Credential Maintenance Day + LEED v4 Workshop.
  • Credential Maintenance Day + LEED v4 Workshop.
  • Credential Maintenance Day + LEED v4 Workshop.

Group discounts available. Call Katie @ 312-245-8300 x203 for details. Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.
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Join USGBC-Illinois for our Winter Credential Maintenance Blitz and earn up to 15.0 GBCI and AIA CE hours for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP Credentials! Or just join us to learn new and exciting information from our expert speakers!

Get up to speed on LEED v4 and learn how to apply the new rating system to upcoming projects AND learn the new, easier way to report your continuing education credits to GBCI during our lunch tutorial session!

The first day, February 4, will include seven separate presentations by local experts on a variety of green building topics below. (View full session descriptions here)

  • How to Maximize Water Savings in On-Site Water Reuse Systems w/ John Bauer, Wahaso Water Harvesting Solutions

  • Optimize Your Energy Performance Score with Retro-Commissioning or Monitoring-based Commissioning w/ Jay Amundson, Nexant, Inc.

  • LEED v4 & the New Materials Credits w/ Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates

  • Resources for Healthy Learning Environments:  IPM, Chemical Management and Green Cleaning w/ Seth Dibblee, U.S. EPA Region 5

  • Local Food Production and Urban Agriculture as a LEED Credit w/ Joyce Lee

  • Navigating the World of Existing Building Certifications w/ Ben Bischmann, Jones Lang LaSalle; Jenny Carney, YR&G; Ari Kobb, Siemens

  • Transparency: The Role of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) w/ Drew Clausen, Owens Corning Building Materials Group

The second day, February 5, is a full-day, hands-on workshop, LEED BD+C version 4 - Beyond the Requirements. In a departure from LEED 2009, LEED v4 includes both major and minor changes. Learn the technical requirements of LEED v4 and strategies for successful projects. Expert facilitators will leave you armed with sound advice for implementing LEED effectively so your projects can achieve certifications and be exemplars of true sustainability and integrative design. Following the Prairie Lab immersive education model, this workshop is organized around interactive exercises and group discussions that follow a real project case study.  
Agenda: February 4 (8.0 CE Hours)

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
    (Coffee & Pastries provided)
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Session 1
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Session 2
  • 11:00  AM - 12:00 PM Session 3
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Break
    (Lunch Provided)
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Session 4
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Session 5
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
    (Coffee provided)

  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Session 6
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Session 7 
Agenda: February 5 (7.0 CE hours)
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
    (Coffee & Snacks Provided)
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM LEED BD+C version 4 - Beyond the Requirements
    (Lunch Provided)

    LEED Fellows Michelle Halle Stern of Prairie Lab and Jenny Carney of YR&G

Thank you to our Program Sponsor for this event!

American Iron & Steel / Steel Recycling Institute

If you have questions about the program, group discounts, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Katie Kaluzny at or 312-245-8300 x203.


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