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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.

What can the prairie teach us about resilience? Find out at the final workshop of the series The Next Design Innovation: Learning from Nature!USGBC-Illinois has partnered with Prairie Lab, LLC, to offer a unique, immersive educational experience. Immerse yourself in nature’s water, energy, waste, and resilience strategies while walking our native ecosystems and exploring the biomimicry innovation toolkit and resources. This training will give you the tools and resources you need to create locally-attuned buildings, communities, and environments that “fit in” again with the ecosystems they inhabit, making the achievement of green building benchmark standards, such as LEED and the Living Building Challenge, intuitive and natural.

The next Immersion is on Saturday, October 17, from 10am to 2:30pm at the award winning Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois (a suburb west of Chicago and accessible by BNSF Metra). This session is entitled “Learning from Nature: ReDiscovering Natural Inspiration for Innovative Design” and will focus on discovering natural models for well-adapted sustainable design. Get outside on a beautiful summer day and enjoy learning about how nature can be a source of inspiration for your next design project!Visit or contact [email protected] for more information.  Be sure to enter USGBC10 for 10% off the cost of registration and to help support USGBC-Illinois.

Biomimicry Chicago is once again proud to sponsor a scholarship for Emerging Professionals to the upcoming Chicago Biomimicry Immersion experience at the Morton Arboretum, brought to you by our partners at Prairie Lab, LLC!  Prize includes one seat at the October 17th workshop.  Visit their website to learn more!

October 17, 2015
 The 3rd Annual Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit & Expo  (NI-Expo) will again prove to be a significant and unique networking and informational summit for the Region, as it relates to practical economically sustainable practices.

NI-Expo, to be held at Rockford Valley College’s Woodward Center, November 5th, 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM will be packed with great networking opportunities and noteworthy subject matter expert speakers to learn and take back to your everyday places and lives.  Click here to learn more and to register today.

 November 5, 2015


Facades+ is the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins. Join the robust dialogue that covers all aspects of building envelopes and is the key to building resilient buildings, systems integration, and a sustainable built environment.  Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.

The Facades+ conference is geared towards architects, fabricators, developers, consultants and other design professionals.  Click here to learn more and to register for this event.

 November 5-6

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