"What You Need to Know About Today's Air Quality: Doing Business in a Nonattainment Area"
The Chicago area Partners for Clean Air will host their Spring Conference and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. This year's conference titled "What You Need to Know About Today's Air Quality: Doing Business in a Nonattainment Area" will include speakers from the Illinois EPA, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Life Meets Work and the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago. The FREE conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago and includes a continental breakfast.
To register, please send an email to Deirdre.McQuillen@illinois.gov or call 217-524-2378. For additional information, click here
Illinois Energy Conservation Code Seminars
Provided through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. ICC will be providing seminars in the state of Illinois on the 2009 IECC Fundamentals, Plan Review, and Inspection. Seminar registration is complimentary and all participants will receive an applicable workbook along with the 2009 IECC Commentary. Training is scheduled now until May 31, 2011.
Public Act 093-0936 was signed into law on August 28, 2009 amending the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Act by including residential buildings and amending the name of the act to the Energy Efficient Building Act. The new requirements for residential buildings became effective on January 29, 2010. The Law requires all new commercial and residential construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code. Renovations, alterations, additions, and repairs to most existing commercial and residential buildings must follow the Illinois Energy Conservation Code. The Law requires design and construction professionals to follow the latest published edition of the International Energy Conservation Code which is currently the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code which encompasses ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. Under the law, the Capital Development Board has the power to modify the Illinois Energy Conservation Code.
For a complete list and registration information for the complimentary scheduled seminars please visit http://www.iccsafe.org/Education/Courses/Pages/IL-DCEO-List.aspx?r=DCEO or call ICC at 888-422-7233 ex 33818
"Destination Sustainability: Greening Illinois Together,"
June 6-8, 2011 Invitation to Illinois Artists & Upcyclers
IRA, ILCSWMA and SWANA are holding their joint conference, "Destination Sustainability: Greening Illinois Together," June 6-8, 2011 in Springfield, IL. The Upcycled, Reused and Recycled Eco Market Committee cordially invites Illinois Artists and Upcyclers to submit an application to exhibit and sell their crafts and/or artwork during this annual conference. The exact time of the show will be from 10 am until 5 pm, Tuesday, June 7th, 2011. It will be held in the upper lobby of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Springfield, IL. The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), the Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association (ILCSWMA) and the Illinois Chapter of the Solid Waste Agency of North America (SWANA) missions are to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling. This event is supported with a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). For more information about the conference or particpation in the Art Show contact David Smith at 217-785-2006 or David.E.Smith@illinois.gov
Construction and Demolition Recycling Seminar to Be Held April 13
The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA) and the Construction Materials Recycling Association-IL Chapter (CMRA-IL) are holding a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Seminar on April 13, 2011 at the I-Hotel in Champaign, IL. This training and educational event is supported by grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
"This event reinforces our commitment to supporting waste reduction promotion,
education and training in Illinois," said Warren Ribley, director of DCEO. "Diverting C&D material from being landfilled can be challenging, but provides great opportunities for a wide variety of businesses and entities and further supports the state's job creation and economic development goals,." Ribley continued.
Mike Mitchell, the Executive Director of IRA explained that "the purpose of this seminar is to help share information and experiences that can benefit the development of C&D recycling in Illinois by providing participants with valuable resources that will help them avoid the unnecessary disposal of useful materials."
Specific topics to be addressed include: facility siting requirements and procedures, processing methods for mixed C&D material, market development for materials with a focus on asphalt shingles, deconstruction and reuse of material from old buildings and structures, and Green Building LEED certification.
Date: April 13, 2011
Location: I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL 61820
Cost: $45 (includes lunch)
Registration: www.illinoisrecycles.org, Click on Net Forum link.
Contact: Mike Mitchell, Executive Director, 773-203-3453