State and local dignitaries will partake in a two-day energy conference this week hosted by UA Local 597 in Mokena, Ill.

This week, government and construction industry leaders will convene to tackle energy issues at the United Association Tripartite Conference, Sept. 22-23. Illinois GovernorPat Quinn, Illinois Attorney GeneralLisa Madigan, and Illinois State TreasurerAlexi Giannouliaswill be three of the designated speakers at the conference held at UA Local 597’s training center in Mokena, Ill.

The tripartite is composed of contractors, union officials and end-user business owners, who will discuss such critical issues as energy efficiencies and green building, and how the three entities can work together most effectively and efficiently.