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Education and Research Committee

The Education & Research Committee plans and implements a variety of green building educational programs including LEED Extra Credit, Green Building Nuts & Bolts for Contractors, and regional green building case studies.

Committee Chairs

Helen Kessler, HJKessler Associates (Board Liaison)

Jason Westrope, DMA Associates

Past Committee Chairs

Ava Kuo, 2002 (Founding Chair)
Elaine Lockwood Bean. 2003-2004
Lynn Hollenberg, 2005-2006
Jessica Mondo, 2007
George Tuhowski, 2007-2008

Committee Members

Larry Alport

Annie Balonick, LPK International

Jenny Carney, YRG Sustainability

Samantha Duba, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects

Kathryn Eggers, CNT

Larry Eiben, K&L Gates LLP

David Eldridge, Grumman Butkus

Tom Holzheimer, Gilbane Building Co

Neil Leslie, Gas Technology Institute (Chair, Research)

Ephi Maglaris, Real Energy Sustainability

Meghann Maves, Recyling Services (Chair, Chicago Branch)

Jeff Pekarek

Ron Phillips, Willis

Stephenie Presseller, Moraine Valley Community College (Chair, South Suburban Education Committee)

Rick Prohov, Prohov & Associates

Christine Smyrski, LEED Council Green Leeders

Christian Swiencki, The Office Connection (Co-chair, Chicago Branch Education Committee)

George Tuhowski, Leopardo Companies

George Vavaroutsos, Malachite LLC (Chair, CRE)

Sharon Waller, Sustainable Systems


Committee Meeting Schedule


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