Better Buildings mean Better Business

January 25, 2012

Ed Begley JrWhat do green building incentives, new statewide Illinois energy codes, and Ed Begley Jr. all have in common?  Find out Feb 1 and Feb 2 as the Better Buildings Better Business conference comes to Schaumburg, IL.

This new conference is for residential builders, designers, developers, and real estate professionals. Featuring a celebrity keynote from Ed Begley Jr. and many outstanding sessions focused on high-performance homes.

Why now?

  • New utility rebate programs being launched in Illinois mean new business opportunities for you. 
  • The 2012 energy code sets the bar high when it comes to energy efficiency. This conference will bring you up to speed and help you prepare for compliance.
  • Customers will be looking to you for ideas and state-of-the-art technologies for saving energy and creating high performance buildings.

Session highlights:

Introduction to Passive House
Wed, Feb 1; 10:30am – 11:45am

LEED Certification for Existing Homes: Lessons Learned
Wed, Feb 1; 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Energy Star Version 3 (in effect Jan 1, 2012!)
Th, Feb 2;  8:30am – 9:45am

Finding Value in Green: Secrets of GreenMLS
Th, Feb 2; 10:15 – 11:30

Can High Performance Remodeling Redefine Your Business?
Th, Feb 2; 2:30 – 3:45

Learn more about these and other sessions, and view full conference details and register.

About The Author

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Jason La Fleur is the Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter's Residential Green Building Committee, and is a Project Manager for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the national US Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Committee, and assisted with creating the education standards for LEED AP continuing education. Jason is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and an instructor for the organization. For six years, he developed courses for real estate appraisers and led the Appraisal Institute's Green Building Project Team, working with sustainability-minded real estate professionals. Additionally, he is actively involved in residential green building and the LEED for Homes program in the Chicago region. Jason holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, and has over ten years of project management and curriculum development experience. Further dedication to sustainability is demonstrated in his LEED Accredited Professional designation.

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