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2017 Board of Directors Announced

December 27, 2016

Rand Ekman, HKS
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Susan Heinking, Pepper Construction Company
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Patricia Lloyd, Leopardo Companies, Inc.
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Jeremy Manion, Office Depot
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Dhruti Patel, Goby Inc.
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Rick Tonielli, ComEd

Rand Ekman, Susan Heinking, Patricia Lloyd, Jeremy Manion, Dhruti Patel and Rick Tonielli will join the following current board members to complete the 2017 Board of Directors:  

Christopher Dillion, Campbell Coyle Real Estate (Incoming Chair)
Sandra Henry,
Seventhwave
Ellen Bell
, Environmental Defense Fund
Patrick Boyle,
Sloan
Luke Leung, SOM
Jamie Peters, EnergySavvy
Tony Spata,
Hyatt Hotels
Jason Westrope,
DMA Property, LLC
Megan Zack, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

A HUGE thank you to our board members with terms ending in December 2016,  Anil Ahuja, Jenny Carney, Marya Ryan, Laci Wilkes! We appreciate all of your time, dedication and leadership with USGBC-Illinois over the past several years.

 

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December 21, 2016

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RLD Resources, LLC

November 10, 2016

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Website:rldresources.com
Mailing Address:333 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1810, Chicago IL 60601
Primary Contact Name:Carol Freeman
Contact Phone:312-795-0798
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, Institutional / Government, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Retail, Schools (K-12)
Please list core areas of company expertise:Energy Management Services, Energy Benchmarking
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Energy Benchmarking Services for many clients, Energy Management Provider for large school district, Utility Rate Analyst for large local government
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):Trained on use of Portfolio Manager - Healthcare; Seasoned on use of Portfolio Manager - Many Sectors; Conducted many ASHRAE Level I and II audits
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:
If requested, how many references can you provide?3
Entry Date6/28/2016

Baumann Consulting

November 10, 2016

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Website:http://baumann-us.com/
Mailing Address:180 N. LaSalle Suite 2210, Chicago, IL 60601
Primary Contact Name:Ilana Cember
Contact Phone:312-386-7705
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services, Design-Builder
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Illinois Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Laboratories, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing
Please list core areas of company expertise:Commissioning, retrocommissioning, energy audits, trend data analysis, LEED consulting, energy modeling, IEMP
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Commissioning services to multiple Chicagoland clients
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):PE and CEM licensed engineers on staff
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Operation diagnostics through trend data analysis, rigorous functional performance testing methodologies and project-specific templates
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3
Entry Date7/7/2016

Board of Directors Composition

October 17, 2016

For Composition of the Board.

Members of the Board of Directors shall have expertise in one of the following sectors. No more than 4 board Member s shall represent a single sector.
These sector categories include:

1) Building Product Manufacturers (including Building Controls, Manufacturers/Building Operations and Maintenance)

2) Contractors and Builders

3) Corporate and Retail

4) Educational and Research Institutions (both public and private including K-12, colleges and universities)

5) Environmental and Non-profit Organizations

6) Federal Government

7) Finance and Insurance Community (institutions, appraisers, accountants)

8) Professional Firms (including, but not limited to architectural, engineering, consultants, legal, design and technical)

9) Professional Societies and Trade Associations

10) Real Estate and Real Estate Service Providers (including building owners, developers, property managers)

11) State and Local Governments

12) Utilities, ESCOs and Energy Service Providers.

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to approve the candidates recommended by the Elections Committee to ensure there is balance in the candidates

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

 

Seeking Candidates for our 2017 Board of Directors

September 17, 2015

Make an Impact!

The USGBC Illinois is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the 6 seats open for the 2017-18 Board of Directors. Participation on the USGBC Illinois board is a unique opportunity for local industry leaders to continue the Chapter mission that advances buildings and communities that are sustainable, prosperous and healthy. In particular, the Chapter is now focused on its new carbon drawdown epic challenge.

The USGBC Illinois Board is a diverse group of professionals composed of industry leaders from all aspects of the building industry. Diversity in interest and expertise is strongly encouraged, as is experience with community outreach in Chicago – the first focus for our drawdown strategies. Board service offers the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to develop meaningful relationships with other passionate and motivated individuals, and to make a difference in your local community. In return, board members are responsible for Chapter strategic guidance and support, attending meetings and representing the Chapter, and contributing to the Chapter’s financial health through sponsorship development and other revenue-generating activities.

Nominees will go through an election process in this fall. To start, please complete a nomination form no later than September 9, 2016. Once we have received your nomination form(s), individuals from the Chapter elections committee will follow up with nominees to explain next steps. If you have any questions about the election process please contact the Jamie Peters at [email protected] / 312-374-0936 or Joan Martin at [email protected] / 312-245-8300 x 205.

 

Nissan LEAF Special Offer For Members

July 27, 2016

In honor of the GreenBuilt Home Tour, Nissan has partnered with USGBC-Illinois 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

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(*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)

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