BNIM at Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago

Greenbuild 2010 Returns to Chicago
McCormick Place West
November 17-19, 2010

BNIM will be participating in a series of sessions and workshops centered on the conference theme: Generation Green — Redefining Our Future

Multi-variate Study of Stormwater Best Management Practices
Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Research Gallery across From Room 193AB, Level 1, McCormick Place West

Jim Schuessler will share BNIM's findings from the USGBC research grant. He will be fielding questions about storm water quality best management practices measurement project.

Regenerative Development
Friday, Nov. 19, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Session ID: SS03

Bob Berkebile, along with Phaedra Svec and Laura Lesniewski, will talk about USGBC’s vision for LEED and how buildings and communities have the ability contribute to their ecosystem as much as they take. Reducing a building’s impact is only one step toward building stock transformation. Other session participants include: Joel Ann Todd, Chair, LEED Steering Committee; Brendan Owens, VP, LEED Technical Development, U.S. Green Building Council; and Malcolm Lewis, Chairman/CEO, CTG Energetics, Inc.

Radical Transparency: The New Way to Define Green
Friday, November 19th 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Session ID: PL12

Faced with a tsunami of green wash from manufacturers, building professionals are desperate for complete and trustworthy answers to the core question: How green is this product? This session will provide them with an understanding of how manufacturers and purchasers can work in concert by insisting on a new level of transparency for product performance information and by using next generation tools like Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to evaluate products.

The session will be presented by BNIM's Gretchen Holy, along with Connie Hensler, Director of the Corporate LCA Program for Interface, Inc. The session is moderated by Deborah Dunning, President and CEO, The Green Standard.