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.
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 www.buildingchicagoexpo.com  for updates or to contact BD+C's VP of Events, Harry Urban, at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 847.954.7928.