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SOM Participates in 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

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The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo takes place from November 14-16, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago. During the event, architects and sustainability experts from SOM will lead guided green building tours and present on topics highlighting this year's conference theme, "Human by Nature."

Auxiliary events for the annual conference begin Monday, November 12th, with a series of guided green building tours taking place across the city. SOM will co-lead tours featuring new and recent work highlighting the firm's approach to high-performance design. During the conference itself, SOM Director Luke Leung and Associates Arathi Gowda and Francesca Oliveira will present on innovations in passive design, resilience, and human well-being in the built environment.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The event brings together nearly 25,000 industry leaders, experts, and professionals working in sustainable building.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Green Building Tour - A High-Performance Building Walking Tour of Chinatown (TM13)
November 12, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The walking tour begins at McCormick Place and leads west towards Chinatown, highlighting developments underway in the area, with stops at the Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch; the LEED BD+C Platinum-certified Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse; and other neighborhood landmarks. Learn more.

Green Building Tour - Adaptive Reuse: Greening Chicago's Historic Hotspots (TM07)
November 12, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The bus departs from McCormick Place and stops at UI LABS on Goose Island; the new C.H. Robinson Midwest Headquarters, located on the former Finkl Steel mill site; and the historic Old Main Post Office in the West Loop. Learn more.

Presentation - Passive Design Reimagined: 20 Ideas to Build Resilience (B13)
November 14, 2018
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
McCormick Place

Arathi Gowda and Francesca Oliveira join industry partners to discuss how passive design can support resilient, sustainable, and equitable projects. Learn more.

Presentation - Better Air, Smarter People: Cogfx, LEED, WELL, and Beyond (C02)
November 14, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McCormick Place

Luke Leung joins industry partners to discuss the relationship between cognitive function (COGfx), air quality, office environments, and trends in sustainability. Learn more.

Event - Elephant in the Atmosphere: A Conversation on Design for Climate Change
November 15, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
SOM (224 S. Michigan Avenue)

Suffering from eco-anxiety? Interested in discussing how design can help combat climate change? Join us at SOM with distinguished academic, construction, and policy experts to discuss what it means to design for climate change. Learn more and RSVP.

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