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There are differing paths to achieving energy efficiency in buildings. This might involve design strategies, material choices or even a whole-building retrofit. Learn about three trailblazing local projects pointing the way toward a more resilient future.

$15 public
$7 Members
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

This program offers an insider’s look at the design and development processes behind projects of varying size and scope that exemplify today’s advancements in green design. Our esteemed presenters will share about the forthcoming C-40 Garfield Park affordable housing development, the multi-year improvement and energy-efficient retrofit of Willis Tower and the net-zero Carroll Center renovation and expansion in Oak Park. Afterward, they will discuss the ins and outs of designing and retrofitting for a high standard of energy efficiency, and the financing and regulatory hurdles that can pose a challenge to ambitious and important work. With new Climate Action Plans that call for aggressive decarbonization in the built environment now taking effect in Chicago and the region, are we on the cusp of an explosion in sustainable design?

One AIA/CES Credit.

Presenter: Pierre Moulinier

Pierre Moulinier

Pierre Moulinier is an Associate Principal with Nia Architects. He has been with the firm’s Chicago office since 2000. Pierre has a wide range of design, construction and technical skills with housing, educational, commercial, institutional, aviation, healthcare and entertainment projects. He is a French Architect, DPLG, originally from Lyon, and a licensed Architect in Illinois. In Europe he worked as a graduate student in urban planning, and at construction and structural engineering offices in Paris, London and Leeds. Pierre studied at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland before moving to the United States in 1997 as a scholarship student of University of Arizona, Tucson, where he received his BA and MA in Passive Solar and Environmental Design studies. With analytic and holistic approaches to architecture and urban design, Pierre looks at complex issues with feasibility and the end user in mind. He believes solutions should be logical and simple and contribute to a sustainable urbanism.

Presenter: Tom Bassett-Dilley

Tom Bassett-DilleyTom Bassett-Dilley founded TBD Architects in 2006 to pursue sustainability as contemporary design based on region, climate and context. Over nearly 200 projects later, the firm has completed new buildings and renovations in frame, masonry, insulated concrete form, structural insulated panel and modular prefab systems. The firm is proud to have designed the first certified Passive House projects in the Chicago region, as well as LEED, Green Star and DOE (Energy Star and Zero Energy Ready) certified projects.

Presenter: Todd Heiser

Todd HeiserTodd Heiser, IIDA, is a Principal and Co-Managing Director in Gensler’s Chicago office. His leadership showcases more than 20 years of experience in next-generation design at the cutting edge of workplace strategies, and his commitment to a high level of conceptual and technical development, combined with a design process that champions client partnership, transforms spaces for his clients across the globe. With a genuine interest in people and passion for leading teams to personal and professional success, Todd is a trusted mentor to many. His expertise is regularly sought after by organizations, conferences and global media outlets, exemplifying his influence in the industry and beyond.

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