USGBC - Going Green and Paying for It: Green Tools for Municipalities

  • 01 Dec 2009
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Center, 1256 Estes, Elk Grove Village
To learn more about this event and to register, visit the USGBC - Chicago Chapter website.

We often hear about "going green," but what does that really mean to a city or town? And how can these types of projects be funded, especially in a time of severely restricted budgets? Green buildings and saving energy are hot topics, yet municipal leaders are often faced with separating out incomplete or out-of-date information. In addition, not enough information seems readily available on how to pay for these projects.

Going Green and Paying for It: Green Tools for Municipalities addresses these concerns by offering municipal leaders concise and expert information on how to improve the environmental sustainability of their town. The event will feature two panel discussions providing guidance on how to start saving energy and money through green building practices and energy conservation. The first panel will provide a clear explanation of the benefits of pursuing green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy at the municipal level. The second panel will go into depth on how to pay for these improvements through grants and other available funding. The morning will conclude with a local community "how it was done" sustainability case study. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get up to speed on "green" – and how to pay for it!

Moderator:
Marshall Hjertstedt, MFH Associates

Speakers:
Jamie Peters, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Doug Widener, USGBC - Chicago Chapter
Cris Arens, HarneTech, LLC
Carol Kulek, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Bob Romo, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Daniel Rosen, Siemens Industry Inc./Building Technologies
Joe Berkemeyer, Siemens Industry Inc./Building Technologies
Martha Dooley,Community Development Department, Village of Schaumburg
 

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