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2011 BGC

Building Green Chicago 2011

2011 Building Green Chicago Conference & Expo

Tuesday April 19

Swissôtel Chicago

8:00 am – Noon

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 Building Green Chicago Conference and Expo. Those attendees wishing to seek continuing education credits, you can download a certificate of attendance at the link below. We have also provided a post-conference supplement, featuring slides and information from our esteemed speakers. Thanks again to all of our attendees, sponsors and everyone who took part in this successful event. We hope to see you all again in 2012.

Download the Certificate of Attendance

Download the Post-Conference Supplement


Building Green Chicago Faculty

Julius Balanco, JB Engineering

John Bauer, Wahaso Water Harvesting Solutions

Michael Cornicelli, BOMA-Chicago

Lloyd Davidson, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

Josh Ellis, Metropolitan Planning Council

Kathryn Eggers, CNT Energy

Susan Hedman, Environmental Protection Agency

Kevin Kruise, Allied Waste

Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Chicago Dept. of Environment

Bill McHugh, Chicagoland Roofing Council

Al Rexroat, Local 17 Heat and Frost Insulators

Anna Suardini, Hydrotech

Doug Widener, USGBC-Illinois

Elise Zelechowski, The Delta Institute

Building Green Chicago Agenda

8:00 am Keynote address: Susan Hedman, EPA Region 5 Administrator.

Susan Hedman was appointed by President Barack Obama to be EPA Region 5 Administrator on Earth Day 2010. She directs EPA’s operations in the six-state Great Lakes region. Prior to accepting the President’s appointment, Dr. Hedman was environmental counsel and senior assistant attorney general in the Illinois Attorney General’s office, where she focused on litigation and legislation relating to environmental protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon capture technology and associated consumer issues.


8:45 am Deconstructed: Minimizing the C&D Waste Stream

Deconstruction is to demolition what landing a plane is to crashing it. Construction and demolition debris make up a significant portion of the total waste stream–as high as 12% in Chicago. This means that we are throwing away tons of usable, and valuable, building materials every year. This panel will discuss the strategies behind deconstruction: how to do it, where to put the materials and most importantly, how to reuse them in future projects.


9:45 am Energy Consumption: Track It, Manage It, Save It

It’s every building owner’s goal to reduce energy consumption. But how? This panel will show you how to establish an energy baseline and then how to shrink it. Measurement and verification aren’t just an academic exercise or a rote step towards recertification, but an essential part of a portfolio energy management program that will save owners and occupants millions of dollars over time.


11:00 am Staying Above Water: Non-Potable Water Sources

A bill currently before the House in Springfield would change the game for residential water use across the state. More than 20% of the water we use in our homes every day is flushed away. But why use potable water in toilets and similar systems when a dependable, free option is available: rainwater. This panel will discuss this legislation and the opportunities it will open up for you in the residential market.

For information on sponsorship opportunities,

contact Kevin Good 312-644-6976 or Ernie Abood 312-644-7119.

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