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Other Green Events

The USGBC – Illinois Chapter promotes green building and sustainability events throughout Illinois!

To post an event, please click here to complete an event submission form. The USGBC – Illinois Chapter will review your request and post events that are appropriate for our membership.

Event Information Date
What is a Sustainable City and How Do We Develop and Educate to Get There?

A distinguished panel will discuss the initiatives underway in Chicago and how we might collaborate with ASU to understand what truly sustainable places and cities will look like and how we develop and educate together to get there.

The panel includes:

• Christopher Groesbeck, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal at VOA, now Stantec; adjunct professor of urban design and architecture, IIT; and International Steering Committee, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

• Bill Abolt, Vice President-Energy – AECOM, previously Environment Commissioner, Director of the Office of Budget and Management and Chief of Management, City of Chicago, responsible for developing city’s “green city” strategy, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University.

• Aaron Koch, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office, leading Chicago’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. Previously Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability, Department of Water Management, City of Chicago, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Planning and Sustainability, New York City.

$25 – public and industry
FREE – faculty and students
September 29 from 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
425 S. Wabash Ave., 4th Floor, Roosevelt University
You are invited to participate in ISEA's 2016 Illinois Solar Tour!

ISEA is excited to announce that the 2016 Illinois Solar Tour will take place on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm!

Home and business owners with renewable energy installations are invited to open their homes to the public and share their passion, knowledge, and experience of owning, maintaining and living with renewable energy.

Visit this page for additional information about becoming a Solar Tour Host Site, and then if interested please fill out the Host Site Application and consider becoming an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador!
--> Don't have a solar installation yet? You can also register to attend the tour.
October 1 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Locations Across Illinois
Live Webinar: Financial strength through efficiency: facility management and the bottom line

Putting out fires all day? Facility managers can provide even more organizational value. Financial strength comes from three basic disciplines: creating wealth, managing assets and controlling risk. Those in charge of facility operations can address all three pillars of financial strength through energy efficiency choices. Those who do become more indispensable employees. Join us to learn how to manage energy related assets whether at work or home. Learn more and register today.
October 5 from 11 AM - Noon
Free Webinar
Meeting and Exceeding the Illinois Residential Energy Conservation Code

Join instructor Jason La Fleur of Eco Achievers for a day long workshop to learn about the current residential energy conservation code and anticipated changes, including identifying projects to which it applies, reviewing the format and organization of the code, examining required submittals/procedures, and exploring energy models.

Click here to learn more and to register.
October 7 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 South Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
National Shared Mobility Summit

The 2016 National Shared Mobility Summit will bring transportation and policy leaders from across the country to Chicago on October 17-19 to discuss the latest developments in bikesharing, carsharing, ride-hailing, microtransit and more. Speakers include representatives from Zipcar, Lyft, Uber, ReachNow, Microsoft, Zagster, Social Bicycles and SilverRide as well as public sector leaders from USDOT, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Portland, and many, many more.

Register today!
October 17 - 19
18 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 12, Chicago, IL 60603

Building Design+Construction's 6th Annual Under 40 Leadership Summit

Groundbreaking Solutions for AEC Professionals

USGBC IL discounted rate $275 (standard rate: $395)

BD+C editors invite you to attend our 6th Annual Under 40 Leadership Summit. This year’s event, in Chicago, will convene more than 100 current and past 40 Under 40 winners, and other young AEC superstars, for leadership training, professional development, and networking.
This conference focuses on providing young professionals with practical advice, hard-learned lessons, and helpful tools for making the next leap in their career. The program includes interactive workshops facilitated by senior-level AEC professionals (including past BD+C 40 Under 40 winners):

To learn more click here!

To obtain the discount pricing for USGBC Illinois Members use code USGBCIL
October 26 - October 28
Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites 198 East Delaware Place Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award Ceremony & Symposium

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest running preeminent environmental and sustainability award. The event will celebrate and recognize its latest honorees – winners of the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, at our Awards luncheon. The program will be featuring morning keynote John Bradburn, Global Waste Reduction Manager, General Motors, and Kim Frankovich, Global Sustainability Director, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc., who will be speaking at the luncheon.

Additionally, the morning session will focus on emerging technologies that feature economic opportunities addressing carbon emissions and water quality. Speakers will include Kevin O’Brien, PhD and Lance Schideman, PhD of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

Don’t miss out on this year’s celebration – Register now! Registration starts at $50 for the morning session only, $95 for the luncheon only and $130 for all-day admission.
November 1
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson St.
LED Specifier Summit Midwest

The fourth annual LED Specifier Summit is a one-day product showcase and conference dedicated to educating buyers and specifiers about the latest commercial, architectural and decorative LED lighting products and practices. As a USGBC, AIA, IDCEC, LA CES and NCQLP Education Provider, the event caters to architects, lighting designers, engineers, interior designers, energy consultants, facility managers and other professionals who seek the latest, most relevant information and solutions available in the fast-changing LED lighting world.

Entry to the exhibit area is free; early bird rate for the conference is $199 (includes 5 seminars and lunch). Find complete details at
November 15
Navy Pier


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