Track B: Green Building

1. Leading by Example: Building and Renovating Green Municipal Buildings

Erin Lavin Cabonargi

Vuk Vujovic, Director of Sustainable Design, Legat Architects

Towns of all sizes are taking leadership for designing and renovating municipal buildings that are practical, energy-efficient, healthy and green. Learn from their experiences. Case studies will be presented.

2. Encouraging Green: Incentives and Policies to Encourage Green Building in the Private Sector

Don Fournier, Senior Research Specialist, Building Research Council, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & co-director of Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

Chris Choi, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region V

Green buildings create healthy, efficient environments at work and at home.  How can municipalities encourage the private sector to build green?  This session will explore incentives and policies that encourage green building and compare the different certification systems for green buildings.

3. Roofs that Carry Their Weight: Reflective, Solar, Insulated, and Vegetated Roofs

Michael Berkshire, Green Projects Administrator, City of Chicago

Jean Ascoli, Building Research Council, University of Illinois

A “green roof” can be many things: a vegetated roof, an energy producing roof, a reflective roof, an insulated roof, an outdoor room.  Learn about the many ways to green the roof of a public or private building, saving energy and money starting at the top.