Sustainability in the built environment: trends, opportunities, and your practice

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 ·
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Cost: $20 non-AIA Chicago members / $10 AIA Chicago members (enter promo code provided by AIA Chicago)
  • OVERVIEW
  • DETAILS
  • CREDITS
  • COURSE OUTLINE
  • VENUE

Hosted in partnership with AIA Chicago

AIA recently published the Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan. The study highlights both core competencies and emerging trends that dramatically change the way we work today and how we will work in the future. During this panel discussion, we'll explore components of the study and take a critical look at how key issues such as code changes, benchmarking ordinances, resilience in design, and the shifting criteria for design awards are taking hold nationally and locally. At the end of the day, we'll share light appetizers and refreshments.

We hope you'll join us for this panel discussion and networking event designed to connect you with leaders in the industry who can get you up-to-speed on sustainability trends and new market opportunities.

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify emerging trends in sustainable design at the intersection of design, health and resilience.
  • Describe how key issues and the impact of new building codes, benchmarking ordinances, resilience in design, and the shifting criteria for design awards will impact practice.
  • Explain how the above trends and issues will impact your practice.
  • Identify skills, resources, and partnerships that can help you address these emerging trends and cover project risks.

Who should attend?
Architects, engineers, building owners, developers, facility managers and directors, institutional sustainability and facilities officials, energy managers, capital planners, design firm principals, and anyone interested in commercial building new construction.

Questions?
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or registration@ecw.org.

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Agenda
1–1:30 p.m.: Registration
1:30–4 p.m.: Program
4–5 p.m.: Social

Cost
The registration fee to attend this program and social is $20 for non-AIA Chicago members and $10 for AIA Chicago members. AIA Chicago members must enter a promo code provided by AIA Chicago to receive $10 off. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo & video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

  • Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will receive 2.25 LU/HSW.
  • The Energy Center of Wisconsin has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an IACET Authorized Provider, The Energy Center of Wisconsin offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. The Energy Center of Wisconsin is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

Introduction
Sustainability scan
Integrating performance and practice
AIA National Committee on the Environment's perspectives
Facilitated discussion
Conclusions
Social hour

Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL

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