Green for Green
|Yesterday, USGBC's West Suburban Chapter also talked sustainability, at its ?Building Green for Municipalities? at Cantigny in Wheaton. Illinois DCEO's Carol Kulek, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's Bob Romo, and Siemen's Ari Kobb talked about Dept. of Energy grants for cities over 35,000 and private grants for solar PV panels. Bob reminded attendees to be realistic about Illinois wind and solar profiles, which aren't as good as on the coasts. But he thinks solar energy will be par for the course by 2014.|
OMWorkspace's Connie Mottley and KJWW Engineering Consultant's Gisela Saucedo and Adam McMillen have been working on a lot of public projects during the downturn. Gisela and Adam cited the Byron Library and the College of DuPage, which is pursuing LEED Gold.