Diagram decorative image

ESD Pros Help with Planning and Presenting at Decarbonization Conference

Described as a one-day deep dive into decarbonization strategies relevant to Chicago and the surrounding region, the upcoming event will feature a diverse slate of presenters from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community.

ESD Senior Building Analyst Ken Griffin is a board member of the Chicago Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (CHIBPSA), one of the groups that put together the “Design 2 Decarb” event scheduled for June 21 at the University Center in Chicago. Griffin says, “I’m looking forward to the conference and its detailed examination of Chicago-area decarbonization policy, carbon data analysis, best practice case studies, and carbon reduction strategies for the city’s and the state’s future.”

The first session of the conference, “Chicago & Illinois Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Decarbonization Policy,” will feature a panel of industry professionals including ESD Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel, who will offer his expert knowledge gained while working on two influential advisory boards at the state and local level including the Illinois Energy Code Advisory Council and the Building Decarbonization Working Group for the City of Chicago. Patel will be offering clarification and understanding of the new 2021 Illinois Energy Code.

Registration for the Design 2 Decarb event, hosted by the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA and AIA-Chicago, is open. The day-long event will also feature presenters including local leading architects, engineers, scientists, students, government officials, utility company representatives, product designers, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) professionals.

Saagar Patel and Ken Griffin freely share their experience, knowledge, and professional expertise in pursuit of ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.

Reach out to ESD’s experts to learn more about net zero decarbonization strategies and how we can help you organize, interpret, and execute projects.

Related News

Interested in learning more? Check out these related news items.

ESD Connects at Career Fair

Described as the engineering, computer science, and information technology job fair of the year, “The Career Networking Experience – Fall 2022” kicks off in Chicago later this month. (Learn more about the Job Fair.)

Chicago Leads Fight to Address Climate Change

City Council approves new building code regulations making Chicago one of the first major cities in the U.S. to exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (Learn more about this new code.) 

Hear the News? ESD Adds Acoustical Engineering

ESD is adding acoustical design and consulting to our list of engineering services. Proper acoustics are important for all buildings and can affect tenants’ energy levels, wellbeing, and productivity. (Learn more about ESD acoustic services.)