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Building Clean 2019 Summit (MEEA)

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Convene, 16 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Henderson   847.467.1972

Group: ISEN private

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The Building Clean 2019 summit will look at the impact buying locally made and healthier building products has on the economy and your community.

While focusing on the built environment, we will look at both those who implement buy local and buy healthy principles and those impacted by them. We will have participants and speakers from many different arenas, including higher education, government, procurement, utilities, corporations, manufacturing, housing, construction, architecture, and more.

This is a great chance to learn how others within and outside of your industry are approaching the procurement of locally made and/or healthier materials. You'll also hear about free resources to help locate the products you need. There will be plenty of time for networking during breaks and a reception following the program.

Great Learning Opportunities

Workshops will include:

It’s Not So Academic: Understanding the learning curve in making new procurement commitments.

Build It Clean and They Will Come: Pathways to follow on your quest for your project to contribute to a more sustainable community.

A Clean Build of Health: Finding safer products without a degree in toxicology.

A Toolbox for Actionable Procurement Policies: Where you can turn for help in meeting local and healthier goals.

Utilities Power Buy Local Buy Healthy Initiatives: How and why utilities are marrying energy efficiency with local and healthy principles.

Building Up Underserved Communities: How to ensure that the clean energy economy brings its benefits to low-income communities.

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