2018 Host Committee: Illinois Green Alliance

The USGBC Illinois Green Chapter is incredibly excited to be hosting Greenbuild 2018! Their efforts and endeavors represent why Chicago is the best choice for the largest green building conference and expo. Chicago’s experience will help inform and motivate other communities around Illinois, and the world, on how they can take action to make their communities carbon neutral, and as a result, healthier, greener places to live, work and play.

Their vision statement

“We believe that green infrastructure is key to strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for everyone.”

The Illinois Green Alliance is a membership driven, non-profit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities. To move this vision forward, the organization is committed to:

  • Advancing the latest in technology and design through education, hosting nearly 75 programs every year
  • Advocating new policies, like energy benchmarking
  • Conducting community engagement initiatives that involve thousands of volunteer hours, e.g. Green Apple Day of Service.

Greenbuild, USGBC, and Illinois Green invite you to attend a Greenbuild Cultivation Event - in conjunction with 2018 Limelight. Happening in Chicago, Illinois, join us for an evening of fun, networking, food, and drinks as we celebrate achievements in sustainability.


How to Engage Before November

Here are local-level ways that you can get involved:

  • Greening Greenbuild - Let’s make sure that Greenbuild walks the talk of being green.
  • Student Volunteers - Are you a current student or young professional under 25 years old? By volunteering for just eight hours at Greenbuild, you get a free 3-day conference pass. More information coming soon!
  • 2018 Limelight Event - A Road to Greenbuild - Ticket sales are now open. Join us for an evening of fun, networking, food, and drinks as we celebrate achievements in sustainability.

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More about the Illinois Green Alliance:


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Meet the 2018 Greenbuild Host Committee!

  • Host Committee Co-Chairs:
    Sandra Henry - Seventhwave &
    Susan Pearson - Merritt Connect, Inc.

  • Joseph Clair - dbHMS
  • Juanita Garcia - BIM for Better
  • Keara Fanning - JLL
  • Jason Meyering - DLR Group
  • Barbara Hickey - The John Buck Company
  • George Tuhowski III - Leopardo Companies
  • Vuk Vujovic - Legat Architects
  • Pat Bartholomew - Green Seal
  • Jason Franken - Goby Inc.
  • Jodi Feldheim - HDR
  • Andy Stepin - Northwestern University
  • Helen Kessler - HJKessler Associates
  • Joanne Rodriguez - GreenStructure
  • Ga-Young Park - Cyclone Energy Group
  • Meg Six - Goby Inc.