Partner Event: Building Green Chicago Conference & Expo 2014

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center, Chicago, IL 60654

To register for this event visit This is a partner event and USGBC-Illinois is not taking registration.

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
7:00 am - 11:30 am

Attend the 8th annual Building Green Chicago Conference & Expo on April 29! Special rate for USGBC-Illinois members! Deborah Stone, the Chief Sustainability Officer for Cook County, will deliver the keynote address. Attendees can also listen in on education panels covering some of the latest trends in sustainable construction while earning three hours of GBCI credits.

Registration: Special rate for USGBC-Illinois Members!
One focus this year will be on Chicago’s new energy benchmarking standards. A new Chicago ordinance requires large buildings to track and report their energy use data that the City will make available so that various properties can be publicly compared and contrasted. Approximately 3,500 buildings will be affected by the new legislation. Is yours one of them? This panel will discuss what the criteria are, how to track and report energy use and what steps a property manager can take to reduce energy consumption and stand out in the marketplace.

Another panel will apply design thinking to a building’s waste infrastructure. Session participants would learn how to conduct a waste audit (and why every building should do one), and then learn how to redesign their operations according to user experience. This is very useful for scoring LEED points and increasing building recycling rates.

What if you wanted to lower your project’s carbon footprint, but stay cost-competitive? Using energy modeling and efficiency technologies, the Passive House concept does precisely thatundefinedcreating cost-effective, ultra-low-energy structures. Find out what methods go into this unique construction method and how you can take advantage of them to bring your next project closer to energy independence.

Learn more about the event and register here!
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