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Spring Credential Blitz

Join USGBC-Illinois at our Spring Credential Blitz on March 18 for a line-up of amazing sessions from our LEED Fellows in Illinois! We have a fun, fast-paced day planned with sessions from seven LEED Fellows eligible to contribute up to 5.25 continuing education hours for your LEED or AIA professional credentials.

We are lucky to have so many awesome LEED Fellows in Illinois and look forward to bringing them together to share their experience, expertise and research with us again in 2016.

Location, Date & Time:
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams (5th Floor), Chicago

$75 USGBC-Illinois Members
$115 Non-Members
(coffee, breakfast, lunch & snacks included)

Agenda Overview:
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Coffee
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Sessions
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch Break (included)
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM Sessions

Back-to-back sessions will include:
Net Zero Energy in Climate Region 5
Lois Vitt Sale
, LEED Fellow, Wight & Company

Many of the net zero energy buildings we see published are located in temperate climates.  Is it possible in a climate that has both heating and cooling loads?  Walk through the process of calculating the potential for net zero energy.   Llearn about its costs and potential sources for financing.

Visioning Beyond Net Zero?
Luke Leung, LEED Fellow, SOM

When designing the Air Force Character and Leadership Development Center next to the iconic Air Force Chapel, SOM designed a building points to the North Star – It is the star that will guide a pilot home, even when all technology failed.  What should be the North Star of sustainability?  Is net zero sufficient?  This discussion will involve different aspects including energy, environment, and experiences that will continue the sustainability journey home.

BIT Building: Can We Find An Equal Love of Net Bettering?
Jenny Carney
, LEED Fellow, YR&G

Less than 1% of buildings have a third-party green label, and we’re a long ways away from hitting a 50% reduction in energy use in existing buildings by 2030. How can we activate around this part of the challenge, and move our movement towards inclusivity?

Leveraging the AIA 2030 Commitment
Rand Ekman, LEED Fellow, HKS

More information coming soon!

Regenerative Design – Case Studies and Practice
Michelle Halle Stern, LEED Fellow, The Green Facilitator
Helen Kessler, LEED Fellow, HJKessler Associates

Regenerative design is a trendy topic that is often misunderstood. Helen and Michelle will talk about how a regenerative design process reveals project potential for clients and end users, the design team, communities, and the ecosystem. They will share their journeys of exploration into regenerative design, along with case studies. Attendees will practice with some of the tools of regenerative design.

If you have questions about the program, group discounts, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Kuehn at [email protected] or 312-245-8300 x204. 

Register here.

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