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Nominate Your Outstanding Volunteer

September 21, 2016

Volunteers play a central role in accomplishing our mission and promoting sustainable, healthy communities through green building. The Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity to recognize all of our volunteers, and to give special recognition to volunteers that go above and beyond. Nominate your outstanding volunteer and see them shine at the Annual Meeting.

Ted Krasnesky, Catherine Krasner, Amy Coffman Phillips and Bianca Richier. Not present is Michael Eichhorn.

2015 Volunteer Recognition Recipients

Green Mind Award – Amy Coffman Phillips
This award recognizes the Chapter’s biggest Educational Advocate. This award is for a Chapter member who has dedicated their time to advancing the Chapter’s mission through growing our educational reach and impact in Illinois.

Green Sprout Award – Bianca Richier
This award identifies an Emerging Professional who has gone above and beyond to raise awareness and engage the community about getting involved and implement green building initiatives.

Green Champion – Catherine Krasner
This award recognizes an individual who has truly been a USGBC – Illinois Chapter Champion. A Chapter member that has shared the Chapter’s green building message to help advance the conversation about a sustainable future in Illinois.

Green Advocate Award – Michael Eichhorn
This award recognizes the Chapter’s Green Advocate. This award is for a Chapter member who has dedicated their time to advancing the Chapter’s mission-driven advocacy initiatives by advancing our work to engage community throughout Illinois.

The Chapter Leader Award – Ted Krasnesky
This award recognizes a Chapter volunteer that has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty to drive the mission forward in 2015. This Member has advanced the Chapter through their innovation, leadership skills, passion along with member and community engagement. 

Sponsorship Opportunity for SITES Workshop

August 11, 2016

In partnership with ASLA Illinois, we are hosting the Sustainable SITES Initiative Workshop on September 8th at Morton Arboretum.  Click here to review the sponsorship benefits.  Please contact Joan Martin with questions at [email protected] or 312-245-8300 x 205.

 

 

Board Documents

July 29, 2016

Chapter By-Laws
Conflict of Interest Policy
Antitrust Policy
Board Time and Fiscal Commitment Policy
Roles & Responsibilities

 

Nissan LEAF Special Offer For Chapter Members

July 27, 2016

In honor of the GreenBuilt Home Tour, Nissan has partnered with the Chapter to offer a special Group Buy discount on the new Bigger Battery, 2016 Nissan LEAF SV, for all GreenBuilt Home Tour attendees and USGBC-ILLINOIS members at The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston.

The SV price is $25,884*, before the Federal Tax Credit.  To take advantage of the deal, bring this flier and contact Bruce Wittmeyer, at the Autobarn Nissan of Evanston, [email protected], 847-571-4976

nissan leaf

 

(*Must finance thru NMAC, with approved credit through NMAC, all incentives are subject to change and based on availability through Nissan at time of purchase)

USGBC-Illinois Releases Annual Report

May 27, 2016

Today, our new annual report is available on line. The report highlights the impact of our unique network of volunteers, members and donors have made in advancing the latest in sustainable communities here in Illinois. Check it out here

In addition to reporting on our fiscal health, the report features events like the GreenBuilt Home Tour, our partnerships to advance energy benchmarking and the difference community service projects, like the annual Green Apple Day of Service, have made.

Building on this success, we’re embarking on new grassroots initiatives to bring sustainability strategies to into every neighborhood. We plan to promote and support the implementation of no-regrets carbon drawdown strategies in Chicago’s neighborhoods while at the same time fostering livability and resiliency. Expect more on the future of this work at Limelight on June 23rd!

To read more about our work, download the full annual report on our website.

Transduction Technologies

May 3, 2016

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Website:www.transductiontechnologies.com
Mailing Address:805 N 50 St. Omaha, NE 68132
Primary Contact Name:David Holtzclaw
Contact Phone:(402) 213-3788
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Single Family Residential, Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:Energy audits, energy modeling, commissioning, compliance testing, air barrier testing
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Provide energy audits and modeling for multi-family buildings and non-profit (churches) buildings in greater Chicago.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):We've performed numerous bench-marking studies with Energy Star's Portfolio Manager and have performed dozens of ASHRAE level 1 and 2 audits including energy simulation modeling.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Common energy conservation measures (ECM) we find in existing buildings are faulty controls, thermostats not properly programmed or used, lack of sufficient insulation, older, inefficiency air handlers, improper ventilation, significant air infiltration, poor indoor air quality, high plug loads, poor air distribution systems (ductwork), lack of temperature reset(s) on heating and cooling equipment.
If requested, how many references can you provide?3.
Entry Date4/27/2016

Verdafero, Inc.

May 3, 2016

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Website:www.verdafero.com
Mailing Address:1012 Bentoak Ln. San Jose, CA 95129
Primary Contact Name:Shannon Miller
Contact Phone:650-619-5841
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Performance Contractor
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 5+ years Certified Energy Auditing Experience
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Multi-family Residential, Restaurants
Please list core areas of company expertise:Verdafero offers an online dashboard featuring predictive utility optimization software, and is an experienced energy auditing and retrofitting service provider.
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Verdafero has provided effective energy audits and retrofits for businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for 10+ years.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Verdafero is an Energy Star Portfolio Manager consultant.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Please see our website, www.verdafero.com for case studies, news, and list of clients.
If requested, how many references can you provide?2.
Entry Date4/19/2016

ConsultSubi

May 3, 2016

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Website:www.consultsubi.com
Mailing Address:172 E.Fox Hill Dr. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Primary Contact Name:Sundaresan Subramanian ("Subi")
Contact Phone:847-665-9650; 309-838-1396
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services, LEED Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:LEED Green Associate; Degree in Electrical Engineering
Indicate key markets for your organization:Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Schools (K-12)
Please list core areas of company expertise:Energy Efficiency Improvements, Product Selection, Linking US Energy/Environmental Expertise with Asia
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Conducted a range of energy audits, general training programs on energy management techniques and also performed volunteer work for the USGBC/Chicago on reviewing greening proposals for LEED recognition. I also served as the CEO of Indo-American Energy Consulting and ESCO firms in India and spearheaded many energy efficiency projects.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:My experience covers international consulting work related to a broad range of facilities including commercial buildings such as hotels, hospitals, administrative buildings within industrial production units. Many of the facilities pursued the recommendations made by me and reaped great benefits from the energy efficiency improvements.
If requested, how many references can you provide?3.
Entry Date4/18/2016

Energy Resources Center (ERC)

May 3, 2016

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Website:http://erc.uic.edu/
Mailing Address:Energy Resources Center - University of Illinois at Chicago, 1309 S. Halsted Street Suite 205, Chicago, IL 60607
Primary Contact Name:Suchithra Prabhu
Contact Phone:(312) 996-4490
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Illinois Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED Green Associate, Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Convention, Healthcare, High Rise, Institutional / Government, Laboratories, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Sports Arenas / Venues, Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:ERC at the University of Illinois at Chicago provides solutions for energy and environmental challenges in Illinois and other states. A comprehensive list of our company expertise: Energy audits, Portfolio Manager utility bill analysis and benchmarking, Retro-commissioning, Energy efficiency projects implementation support, Energy modeling, Utilities billing data management, Distributed generation, Bioenergy & Biofuels, Program implementation, Educational outreach, Technical assistance.
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Through the Illinois Energy Now Programs, the DCEO Trade Ally network, and Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), the ERC has provided energy assessments, retro-commissioning and benchmarking to numerous public sector clients in the Chicago metro area.
Some of our clients in 2014/2015 include but are not limited to Westchester Schools, Park Ridge City Hall, UIC Office Building, Rockford Carlson Ice Arena, Roselle Village Hall, Duke’s Alehouse, Cicero Public Library, Vandalia Correctional Center and Sheridan Point Condo.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):ERC helps clients seeking energy efficiency improvements in their buildings by providing ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy assessments. For these assessments, ERC engineers and architects regularly use Portfolio Manager to benchmark the facilities to assist in utility bill analysis.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Working in the areas of energy efficiency, we provide comprehensive energy assessments as well as technical assistance for specific energy efficiency projects to enhance energy performance of buildings. ERC uses on-site consultations, audits, benchmarking and evaluations to find the most energy efficient, cost effective, and practical solutions to reduce energy consumption and cost for our clients. We have completed close to a 100 assessments to help identify energy cost savings for clients.
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3.
Entry Date4/15/2016

Advanced Alternative Energy Products Co.

May 3, 2016

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Website:www.advanced-energy-products.com
Mailing Address:641 W. Kathleen Dr.
Primary Contact Name:Steve Reddington
Contact Phone:224-558-0407
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Renewable energy dealer
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:None
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Convention, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Single Family Residential, Sports Arenas / Venues, Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:Solar/wind
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Solar/wind/EV stations
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Trainable
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Renewable energy audits
If requested, how many references can you provide?None.
Entry Date4/15/2016

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