Driving the Bottom Line through Sustainability

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • Crowne Plaza, 1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Please join the Chapter in partnership with ISM-Chicago for Driving the Bottom Line through Sustainability.

Register at ISM Chicago

When: Feb 19, 2014, 5:30 PM
Where: Crowne Plaza, 1250 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, Illinois


5:30 to 6:00PM: Registration

6:00 to 8:00PM: Program

Session I - The State of Sustainability in Illinois

Driven by policy changes and the public’s interest in ‘going green’, there is a thriving network of businesses working to meet the demand. Mr. Imus will share his insights on the current state of the sustainability industry in Illinois and the challenges and opportunities in Illinois for promoting the triple bottom line.


Session II - Wind and Solar Supply Chain – Benefits for Illinois Jobs and the Economy

The Chicago area is a hub of activity for the wind and solar industries, creating significant jobs and opportunities for companies and professionals in Illinois. Mr. Weston will share his deep knowledge and experience in the alternative energy supply chain arena to present benefits for Illinois jobs and the economy.

8:00PM: Adjourn


Brian Imus

Brian Imus is the Executive Director of U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois, a state-based membership driven non-profit that works to advance buildings and communities that are sustainable, prosperous and healthy. As Executive Director he utilizes his more than 15 years of non-profit management experience to manage the operations and staff and develop the overall strategy for the organization.

Mr. Imus has been involved with environmental issues and sustainability since graduating with a degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture. Prior to joining USGBC-Illinois, he worked for the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan where he helped to coordinate a successful campaign to reduce mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants and worked to implement new legislation to combat urban sprawl.

Mr. Imus has testified before state legislative committees and authored several reports on a wide range of public interest issues. For example, his report Chemical Compliance, an analysis of toxics found in children’s products, led to the national recall of a children’s toy containing lead.

Ed Weston

Ed Weston is Director of GLWN, America’s leading supply chain consultant to the wind industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, GLWN’s mission is to localize new business opportunities in wind, which it achieves by working with wind farm developers, turbine OEMs, and regional economic development professionals.

GLWN is Official Supply Chain Partner of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

Ed has led teams in start-up, turn-around, and explosive growth situations while serving in a variety of roles with multinational manufacturing companies both the U.S. and Canada. He is a former Naval Officer who holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Purdue University.

Ed Weston, Director of GLWN
Brian Imus, Executive Director of U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois
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