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EPA Green Building Research Symposium - Chicago

US EPA Region 5

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (CDT)

EPA Green Building Research Symposium - Chicago

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Conference Attendance (In-Person) Ended Free  
Webinar Attendance (On-line)   more info Ended Free  

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Attention: Please note the symposium will occur from 1 PM to 5:15 PM CST (Central Standard Time).

“Applying Green Building Research Today"

Agenda Overview for DAY 2, JULY 18


 ThemeSocial Science/Human Behavior, Building and Community

The physical environment where we live and work directly impacts our behavior.  Beyond traditional metrics of resource efficiency, such as energy savings, well designed buildings and neighborhoods can provide options that can positively affect health, improve mobility, foster closer knit communities, and increase economic competitiveness.  Day 2 will explore how green building and community design can help promote triple bottom line goals.




1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

Opening  Remarks and Speaker 

Doug Farr, Senior Urban Designer, Farr Associates: Overcoming the Barriers to Net-Zero Communities

1:45 PM to

2:00 PM

15 Minute BREAK

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Session  3: Impact through Design: Developing Healthier Buildings and Communities

Moderator:  Melissa McCullough, Senior Sustainability Advisor, EPA Office of Research and Development


Kate Cagney,  Associate Professor, Health Services Research, University of Chicago

Lois Vitt Sale, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Company

Mark Angelini, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Mercy Lakefront Housing

Doug Widener, Executive Director, US Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter

3:30 PM to 3:45 PM

15 Minute BREAK

3:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Session 4: Achieving the Triple Bottom Line Through Neighborhood and Community Strategies

Moderator: Adam Klinger, Acting Director of Codes, Standards and Sustainable Design Division, EPA, Office of Sustainable Communities


Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President of Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Janet Attarian, Project Director, City of Chicago Department of Transportation

Douglas Voigt, Director of Urban Design & Planning, Skidmore Owings &Merrill LLP




Learn more about the agenda for July 17 (Technology, Product, and Services) and July 19 (Human & Ecological Health and Finance/Accounting).  Or check out the Event Webpage on EPA's National Risk Management Research event page. 


Register to attend in person or virtually.  Virtual participants will be sent reminders and copies of materials. 


EPA Region 5 is located in the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building on 77 West Jackson Boulevard, on the corner of Clark Street. 

The symposium proceedings will be held - and broadcast - from the Lake Superior Room.  Registration will be available outside of the conference room. 

Security Information and Building Entrance

At the entrance, participants will need to go through security, including a metal detector.  Any computers, belts, jewelry, etc. need to be removed and screen separately. 

Due to the volume of people passing through security, it is recommended for guests  to arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the event as it will begin promptly at 1 PM.

Webinar Online Access

While seating will be limited for in-person particiation, you can tune into


to follow the presentations virtually.  Registering for a Webinar Attendance ticket will give you updated information for online viewing and access, including the link to EPA's UStream Channel.


 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There is no age limit.  You will need a photo ID and your name will be on the list to be escorted to the event space. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

As with airport security, no weapons including pocket knives, etc.  They will be confiscated.  

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes - your registration and ticket are transferrable.  However, please make sure that inform us who will be taking your place so as to include them on the list. 

Can I update my registration information?

You can update your registration until the day of the symposium.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will not need a printed ticket.  However, we will have a name tag for you at the registration table.    

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If possible, please try to inform us of any changes to the attendee and/or the organization that the attendee represents as attendees must pass through security.  


For more details about this session or information about this research symposium, please contact Tiana Ramos at or Heather Barnhart at

Have questions about EPA Green Building Research Symposium - Chicago? Contact US EPA Region 5

When & Where

"Applying Green Building Research Today" Symposium
77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (CDT)

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