Jean Ascoli

Jean Ascoli, LEED(r) AP, NCARB Certified Architect, is currently engaged full time in building energy analysis and auditing of commercial and public buildings with the University of Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center. She also has her own independent green building consulting firm. Ms. Ascoli has more than twenty-five years of professional experience encompassing all aspects of architecture as well as restoration expertise and fine furniture making.  Jean is a co-founder and active member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Central Illinois Branch. She has also successfully completed the Passive House Institute US' requirements to become a Certified Passive House Consultant.  In 2008 Ascoli taught a course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entitled "Sustainable Redevelopment: Exploring possibilities for green development of existing and new public schools."  From 2004 to 2006 Jean was the owner's project manager for the University of Illinois' first LEED project, the College of Business Instructional Facility. The building, completed in 2008, incorporated most of the green roof strategies she'll be discussing. The project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.