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Title: Commissioning - A Vital Ingredient for a Green Project
Date: 11/27/2007
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Presenter: Laura Ludwig, Cotter Consulting
Level: All levels welcome
GTU Certificate Category: Architecture, Building & Construction Management, Engineering

Learn the requirements for commissioning a LEED project--understand commissioning tasks, timing and knowing when tasks are complete. Examples of actual commissioning work products will be discussed as will the benefits and challenges of commissioning various types of projects. Attendees will be encouraged to share ideas. AIA CEU: 2

Title: Deconstruction II
Date: 11/29/2007
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Presenter: Thomas Napier, Building Materials Reuse Association
Level: All levels welcome
GTU Certificate Category: Architecture, Building & Construction Management

Reducing the consumption of new resources, avoiding landfill waste and pollution, creating value-added markets, increasing cost-effectiveness, and expansion job opportunities and workforce development skills are some of the key potential benefits of designing buildings with materials reuse in mind. Building on Deconstruction I, this seminar will outline the benefits and challenges of salvage and reuse techniques. AIA CEU: 2

Title: Walking Case Study - Clybourn Green
Date: 12/1/2007
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Presenter: George Sullivan; EcoSmart Building and CG Development Group
Level: All levels welcome
Location: 2401 North Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614
GTU Certificate Category: Architecture, Building & Construction Management, Engineering, Interior Design

Join George Sullivan of EcoSmart Building and CG Development Group for a walking tour and case study of Clybourn Green - a mixed use project featuring 24 affordably priced Green Condo Homes and 5 Green Commercial Units. This development has been designed to Exceed Energy Star by 70% and qualifies as 3-star plus certified project under the Chicago Green Homes Program. AIA CEU: 2

Please note: Participants meet at the Clybourn Green Building site, 2401 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. Pre-registration taken through CCGT.

Title: Weatherizing Your Home
Date: 12/6/2007
Time: 12:15-1:00 PM
Presenter: Seth Reimer, Chicago Department of Environment
Level: All levels welcome
Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
GTU Certificate Category: Green Home & Garden Series

The Chicago Department of Environment, Division of energy Management and Air Quality, will discuss low-cost and no-cost opportunities to decrease residential energy consumption as well as advancing energy efficiency technologies for new and existing construction. In addition, this presentation will address the City’s efforts to reduces energy consumption and identify energy efficiency and utility assistance programs available to Chicago residents.

Title: LEED EC: Life Cycle Analysis 101
Date: 12/6/2007
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
MODERATOR: Jessica Mondo, SOM
Level: All levels welcome
GTU Certificate Category: Architecture

The use of life cycle assessment (LCA) is spreading within the high performance, sustainable building industry. The USGBC has been working to figure out how to integrate LCA concepts into its LEED products and expects LCA to become a valuable decision making tool. This session will cover definitions, basic concepts and the uses of LCA within the building industry relative to building materials. AIA CEU: 2

This seminar is hosted by the US Green Building Council Chicago Chapter. Pre-registration is required, and you must register online at

Title: Parenting Green 101
Date: 12/8/2007
Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
Presenter: Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Level: All levels welcome
Location: Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive
GTU Certificate Category: Green Home & Garden Series

Led by Manda Aufochs Gillespie, new parent and author of the green mama blog, this seminar will help guide new parents (or soon to be new parents) through the various life-style options and consumer choices available for babies, with an emphasis on reducing impact on the planet and on baby's health. Topics covered will include everything from diapering to becoming a carbon neutral household while focusing on practical solutions for busy parents.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Call 773-755-5191, ext. 1 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Please include the course title, your name, address, phone and number attending.

Title: Growing Green Neighborhoods: Inside the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System
Date: 12/11/2007
Time: 12:15-1:00 PM
PRESENTERS: Doug Farr, Farr Associates and Susan Mudd, Environmental Attorney, Board Member, Congress for the New Urbanism
Level: All levels welcome
Location: 224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago Architecture Foundation, John Buck Company Lecture Hall
GTU Certificate Category: Architecture

LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) is a rating system designed by the Congress for the New Urbanism, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Resource Defense Council to encourage walkable, transit-oriented and green neighborhood design. Pilot projects that meet entry thresholds have now been chosen. Join LEED-ND authors as they review the first ever rating system for certifying green neighborhoods, explain the prerequisites, and certification process and discuss the value of LEED-ND to developers, planners, and municipalities.

Please note: Participants meet at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue. This seminar is part of the CCGT-CAF co-sponsored Sustainable Architecture Lunchtime Lecture Series. Pre-registration is not required. Please visit for more information.

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