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Sustainability in the Built Environment: Trends, Opportunities, and Your Practice

  • Dates: 06 May, 2014
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Address: Roosevelt University, Wabash Building, 425 South Wabash Avenue, Room 1111 (11th floor)
  • Website:

Sustainability in the Built Environment: Trends, Opportunities, and Your Practice

Tuesday, May 6, 1:30 pm-  5:00 pm

Sustainability has evolved from an emerging trend to a mainstream global movement. Have you fully embraced what that means for your practice? Join leading national and local practitioners on May 6, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. to discuss how this shift impacts you. We’ll explore current and emerging sustainability trends, market opportunities and how to position yourself as a leader now and into the future. At the end of the day, we’ll share light appetizers and refreshment.


Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Sustainable Design Leader, HOK and Resident Fellow, AIA National on Sustainability and Design for Health
Mary Ann will highlight emerging sustainability trends, as well as market and leadership opportunities for architects.

Rand Ekman, AIA, LEED Fellow
Vice President and Director of Sustainability, Cannon Design
Rand will share insights on the AIA 2030 Commitment program and its ambitious goals to deepen architects involvement in energy benchmarking, tracking and more.

William Sturm, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC
Principal, Serena Sturm Architects
William will share his perspective on the AIA National Committee on the Environment’s work to advance design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

Tate Walker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager, Energy Center of Wisconsin
Tate will moderate the panel discussion. He served as president of AIA Wisconsin, member of the USGBC Technical Advisory Group that worked to develop the energy and atmosphere credits for LEED v4, and ComEd and Nicor Gas New Construction Service project manager.

1:30 pm:    Registration
1:30–4 pm: Program 
4–5 pm:      Social

Continuing education credits:

  • 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.

Cost:the 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 the promo code ’half’ to receive their discount.

There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early. Register online now via this link.

This event is sponsored by This event, hosted by AIA Chicago and the Energy Center of Wisconsin, is sponsored by the ComEd and Nicor Gas New Construction Service.

Learning units: 2.25 LU/HSW

Location: Roosevelt University, Wabash Building, 425 South Wabash Avenue, Room 1111 (11th floor)

Member price: $10.00  
Non-member price: $20.00