SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

June 12, 2013 08:00 ET

Launch Announcement: BUILDINGChicago and Greening the Heartland Education Conference Sessions Focus on Sustainable Design and Building

Arlington Heights, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - When architects, engineers, developers and building owners gather in Chicago in September for the BUILDINGChicago and Greening the Heartland conference and expo, they will be networking with their peers, viewing exhibits and earning AIA CES and GBCI credits. The conference program offers more than 65 accredited sessions, with a concentration on sustainable design, building information modeling (BIM), hospital and education-sector construction projects, and more.

Session topics include: An Owner's Experience With BIM: The Crate & Barrel Story; Innovation in Green School Design, Development + Operation: Case Studies of Successful K-12 Implementation; Improving Stormwater Management at a Major Midwest Technological University; Implementing LEED for Healthcare: Inpatient Expansion at St. Vincent Fishers (IN) Medical Center; Sustainable Senior Housing in South Chicago: Combining LEED With Active Green Environments at Victory Centre; Achieving LEED Gold for an Iowa Prison: A Unique Glimpse Into the World of Sustainable Correctional Facilities Design.

The 10th Annual Midwest Greening the Heartland expo and conference, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter, opens on September 9 and continues on September 10 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, North America's largest LEED Gold Certified hotel. The inaugural BUILDINGChicago expo and conference takes place in the same location on September 10-11. BUILDINGChicago is owned by Scranton Gillette Communications and SGC Horizon, publishers of Building Design+Construction.

For more information on conference seminars, attendee and exhibitor registration, visit www.buildingchicagoexpo.com; or contact Harry Urban at hurban@sgcmail.com; 847.954.7928.

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