Kane County's Sustainable Buildings Are Focus of Nov. 21 Public Forum

Kane County’s Sustainable Buildings Are Focus of Nov. 21 Public Forum

How do we create a sustainable and efficient building? How do we maintain or improve energy efficiency in homes in the Fox Valley?

Join the Fox Valley Sustainability Network on Thursday, Nov. 21, for a presentation and discussion of Sustainability in the Built Environment at the upcoming Fox Valley Sustainability Network forum.

Several speakers will address topics focused around net-zero and passive buildings, adaptive reuse and energy efficiency programs throughout the Fox River Valley.

Those who work in building design and construction are encouraged to attend, along with home owners, developers, and architects.

The event is free and open to all, but please RSVP as space will be limited.


Jeff Orduno, Urban Equities

  • Topic: Case studies on the reuse of buildings and building materials.

Mike Poulakidas, Fox Valley Developers

  • Topic: Adaptive reuse and historic preservation

Tom Bassett-Dilley, Tom Bassett-Dilley Architects

  • Sustainable architecture and building passive homes

Vetia Hill, Elevate Energy

  • Elevate’s energy efficiency programs and their process targeting non-profits and public institutions

Hanh Pham, ComEd

  • ComEd’s new construction program and energy efficiency upgrades for residents

Sustainability in the Built Environment

  • When: 10 a.m. to noon  Thursday, Nov. 21
  • Where: South Elgin Public Works Facility , 1000 Bowes Road, South Elgin. Just off IL Route 31 and south of 20
  • RSVP: Click this link

Feature Photo Caption

An example of an adaptive use building.