BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference Call for 2014 Educational Proposals is now closed


The Advisory Committee of the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland 2014 Conference would like to thank all who submitted. Now in its second year, the event is sponsored by Building Design+Construction magazine, AIA Chicago, the Builders Association, USGBC-Illinois, and the Greening the Heartland Committee. It will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-certified hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. 

The three-day event will include both a BUILDINGChicago track and a Greening the Heartland track.

The BUILDINGChicago track will provide a wide variety of educational and networking opportunities built upon BD+C’s strong track record of high-quality, AIA-accredited education through its BD+C University. The online university offers a convenient educational platform, available 24/7 from anywhere in the world, to architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners/developers who specialize in the commercial, industrial, and institutional markets.

The Greening the Heartland track will explore interdependent elements of sustainability. Green buildings are critical components in the design of sustainable communities that rely on pathways and infrastructure — watts, water, waste, and wheels. Providing buildings with clean energy, clean water, and efficient use of materials, while minimizing waste, results in truly green buildings and sustainable developments that bring people together to work, play, learn, and live.

Registration for BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland opens June 2. For more information, contact Harry Urban, SGC/SGC Horizon vice president of events, at; 847.954.7928.

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Inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference Draws Attendees from 27 states

Arlington Heights, IL (September 11, 2013) — More than 500 attendees from 27 states attended the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference, held September 9-11, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. The event was produced jointly by Building Design+Construction, published by SGC Horizon, the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter, the Greening the Heartland Committee, and AIA Chicago, with additional support from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Builders Association (AGC).
All educational sessions offered AIA CES and GBCI credits and focused on sustainable design, building information modeling (BIM), and developments in healthcare, schools and universities. More than 40 sponsors supported the tabletop exhibit area.
“We are pleased with the results of this first-time event,” says Harry Urban, Vice President of Events for SGC Horizon. “Our partners, sponsors and the 160-plus presenters delivered a high-value experience for the attendees.”
“We were able to select the very best conference sessions from among 442 submissions,” adds Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director of Building Design+Construction. “Attendees were extremely engaged in the program content. They asked excellent questions of the presenters and participated actively in the discussions.”
The next BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference is scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to visit for updates or to contact Harry Urban at; 847.954.7928.

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