The 2014 BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference starts today! Register on site.


Zurich Esposito of AIA Chicago, and Brian Imus and Katie Kaluzny of USGBC Invite You to Attend BuildingChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference 2014


Registration for the 2nd Annual BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo and Conference is now open.

BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, government officials and community organizations in the Midwest. It is produced by Building Design+Construction and Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon, in conjunction with USGBC-Illinois, the Greening the Heartland Committee, AIA Chicago, the Chicagoland /Chamber of Commerce, and the Building Alliance (AGC).

The three-day event will be held September 29-October 1, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, North America’s largest LEED Gold Certified hotel, and will feature product exhibits. The conference will present a full slate of education sessions, workshops and keynotes, with all sessions offering AIA and GBCI credits. Click here for a brochure with event details. 

The inaugural event in 2013 featured more than 70 accredited education courses and 40 exhibitors, and drew more than 600 attendees, including top-tier management from well-known companies and facilities, including: University of Chicago, Pepper Construction, DuPont, Federal Reserve of Chicago, Commonwealth Edison, Turner Construction, Harpo Studios, Crate & Barrel, St. Anthony Hospital, Hyatt Hotels, State of Iowa Department of Corrections, Walsh Construction, City of Southfield, MI, and Skidmore, Owings & Merill.

LEED V4 all day session added October 1
Working in a team-oriented, workshop fashion, Prairie Lab instructors will lead students through a currently certified LEED project, except this time using LEED v4. Instead of simply reading the new rating system, or watching a presentation on the changes, the attendees will put all the changes into practice and determine for themselves whether an existing building would have achieved certification under LEED v4. Firms can supply their own project, or Prairie Lab will supply the project. The course will move through each section of the rating system in order, ensuring that students have understood one section before moving to another. The cooperative learning experience allows the professionals to learn from each other while developing their individual understanding of the new rating system.
For attendees or exhibitors to register and view more information on conference seminars, contact Harry Urban at; 847.954.7928.