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State and Local Government Committee

The State and Local Government Committee offers programs and events specifically for local and regional governments and policymakers. The Committee also tracks local/state green building related legislation/policies and conducts green building related presentations for local governments.


Meeting Schedule and Information

This committee meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30pm at:

111 W. Washington St., 4th floor, Chicago, IL
dial in: (267) 507-0400, code:201-7341

Last meeting: 20 Mar (see minutes)
Next meeting: 17 April – start time 5:45pm this meeting only

Agenda:

CHAPTER UPDATE, EVENTS & NEWS

LEED V3 vs V4 M&V. What Every Building Owner Should Know.
24 Apr 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Carpenter Training Center 1256 Estes Avenue Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Limelight 2014 – The Museum of Broadcast Communication
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:00-10:00 p.m., 360 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Early-Bird Ticket: $100 (through 5/9)/Regular Ticket: $125

Green Building Law Update reports a recent survey of local government green building laws across 100 jurisdictions, overwhelmingly the most often granted incentive for a LEED certified building was an abatement of real property taxes. View the entire entry: http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2014/03/articles/codes-and-regulations/local-government/leed-law-intersects-miracle-on-34th-street/index.html

CHAPTER UPDATE, EVENTS & NEWS

Housekeeping:
- May SLGC meeting switched to May 22nd to accommodate for Limelight 2014
- NEW DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1 (267) 507-0400 ACCESS CODE: 201-7341

Substantive matters:
- Lobby Day 2014 Recap (Chris)
- SOM/VOA/Goettsch Mixer (April 10th) (Chris)
- Alderman Cardena’s Second Annual Environmental Awareness Fair (April 11th) (Sean)
- SLGC Webpage revisions (Allen)
- Recap Co-Chair meeting with Brian/Joan

SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATES

Research team: Legislative update (Cassandra and Mitch), Spotlight (open to all)
Advocacy: tbd
Outreach: “Local Voices” interview with Brian Imus, IEC outreach event liaison needed


State and Local Media Links

LEED certification often leads to property tax abatement


Links and Program Information

The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards and Rating Systems presented by Chris Chwedyk
ASHRAE – Green Codes Landscape presented by Josh Greenfield
The Critical Role of Energy Efficiency in Green Building presented by Sean Ziadeh
USGBC, LEED and Green Building Codes presented by Helen Kessler
International Green Construction Code presented by Allan Bilka
Will County Zoning Ordinance presented by Curt Paddock & Raymond Semplinski

From the State & Local Government June Meeting
CMAP and the City of Chicago, working with the nonprofit groups Global Philanthropy
Partnership and the Civic Consulting Alliance, have completed a regional inventory of
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the year 2010. The study continues an effort to
catalog emissions at regular intervals to understand trends in metropolitan Chicago.
Chicago 2010 Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory report
Emissions Inventory Presentation by SLGC Guest Speaker, Olivia Cohn

Building a Sustainable Community
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5/2/12 Program in Normal
When Did Sustainability Become Normal_LEED ND Presentation

The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems
3/27/12 Program in Rockford
The Green Codes Landscape – Introduction presented by Chris Chwedyk
International Green Construction Code, 2012 Edition Snapshot presented by Allan Bilka
ASHRAE 189.1 – 2011 presented by Josh Greenfield
The City of Rockford, Greening Of Construction Codes presented by Seth Sommer
USGBC, LEED and Green Building Codes presented by Chris Chwedyk

The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems
11/15/11 Program in Chicago
The Green Codes Landscape in a World of Standards & Rating Systems and
The International Green Construction Codes – presented by Chris Chwedyk
ASHRAE 189.1 – presented by Josh Greenfield
USGBC, LEED and Green Building Codes – presented by Helen J. Kessler
City of Evanston Case Study and supplemental Documents:
City of Evanston: Green Building Ordinance, A Case Study – Powerpoint presentation
City of Evanston, Sustainability Requirements for Interior Renovations & Additions
City of Evanston, Sustainability Requirements for New Buildings & Large Additions

Green Codes Supplemental Links


USGBC-IL Chapter Forum/State & Local Government Committee
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View the Government Advocacy Page

Committee Contacts

Co-Chair:  Chris Chwedyk
Co-Chair:  Sean Ziadeh
Research Subcommittee: Cassandra Kubes, Mitch Levin, Laurent Kanago
Outreach Team Chair:  Tom Coleman
Advocacy Team Chair:  Jaime Aruguete
Secretary: Alan Lopez

Committee Structure Overview


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