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David Barista is Editor-in-Chief of Building Design+Construction and, properties that combined reach more than 100,000 commercial building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners. David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade, previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and He has won numerous editorial awards, including three Jesse H. Neal Awards and multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.


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What you missed at BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland

October 20, 2013

Not able to attend the inaugural BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland conference and expo this week? Don't worry. The BD+C editorial team has you covered. We attended nearly all 72 education sessions, as well as the expo and networking events, to bring you an in-depth, three-day report from the show.

More than 500 AEC professionals from 27 states attended the event, which was hosted by Building Design+Construction, AIA Chicago, USGBC - Illinois, and the Greening the Heartland Committee, with support from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Builders Association (AGC).

Check out our daily reports:

Day 1 report - hot topics include energy modeling, commissioning, Passive House design, and zero net energy buildings 




Day 2 report - hot topics: managing green liability risk, energy retrofits, and energy benchmarking.




Day 3 report - hot topics: acoustics in architecture, energy optimization strategies, ROI on energy benchmarking, and what the world’s greatest buildings get right.




Photo slideshow - a taste of the action at BUILDINGChicago




The next BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference is scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Visit for updates or to contact BD+C's VP of Events, Harry Urban, at or 847.954.7928.


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