A new Green Design Solutions Conference will be presented by Environmental Design + Construction magazine at the Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, May 4-6, 2005. This educational conference, sponsored by PM parent company BNP Media, delivers green design solutions for application in both hospitals and K-12 schools, providing valuable knowledge and resources from industry leaders.

Architects, designers, building owners, administrators and others should attend this event for the sustainable design of healthcare and educational facilities. The registration fee of $495 includes Wednesday's networking reception, two-day seminar sessions, green building tours Friday afternoon, conference handbook, tote bag and more.

Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote address by U.S. Green Building Council President Rick Fedrizzi.

  • “Tools to Advance Green Healthcare Facilities,” including the LEED Application Guide for Healthcare by Gail Vittori, co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems.

  • “What Good is a Green School If No One Knows How to Use It? and Incorporating the LEED Application Guide for Schools,” by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, president of Sustainaissance International Inc.
Additional topics and speakers, plus registration information, can be found on the magazine's event Web site,www.greendesignsolutions.com, or contact Keri Wrobel, event director, at 773/227-1044,wrobelk@bnpmedia.com.