• Chicago Hosts Greenbuild 2018

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     
  • Chicago Hosts Greenbuild 2018

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     
  • Chicago Hosts Greenbuild 2018

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     

Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, returned to Chicago for a third time this year. The annual event took place Nov. 14-16 at the LEEDcertified McCormick Place West Building, drawing more than 15,000 attendees and over 350 exhibitors. The U.S. Green Building Council estimates that the conference had an economic impact of $32 million for the city.

Chicago has been chosen to host Greenbuild repeatedly due to its status as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. This year, it achieved the exclusive LEED for Cities Platinum certification from USGBC. The city has over 800 LEED-certified buildings, 12 of which are hotels and lodging.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Human X Nature,” the intersection of humanity and the built environment. Some of the highlights included tours of sustainable communities, buildings and sights in Chicago; the Leadership Awards Reception in the Willis Tower; and the Women in Green luncheon.

While Ernest Hemingway frequented several places across the globe throughout his lifetime, Walloon Lake, Michigan, was a place he had roots in and returned to in his early years. His father and mother, Dr. Clarence and Grace (Hall) Hemingway first came to the Walloon Lake area in the late 1800s, building their beloved cottage, Windemere, which remains in the family to this day. Ernest was just three months old when he made his first trip to the area.

 

With the events industry at a near standstill, Jess Doren realized this may have been the moment she’d been waiting for. Having produced large-scale events for big brands like Apple and Buzzfeed, she’d had little time in the past to develop events of her own, but this past summer, she and a team of fellow event pros set out to gather a community craving connection.

 

At ARTFEEL, the entire community of The Woodlands is encouraged to take the stage.