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May 2021 Program

 

May 20, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Regenerative Development – A Living Systems Approach

What would the world look like if we could regenerate our communities and eco-systems?  When we discuss sustainability topics such as energy efficiency, productivity and resilience, what is it that we really want?  Regenerative development uses a holistic living systems approach for developing our built environment.  Using a regenerative lens, we explore how projects fit into, affect and are affected by the larger context of their environment and how the regenerative process leads to holistic and successful outcomes that can benefit and influence more than an individual project.

About the Speaker

Helen Kessler, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
President
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Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP is President of HJKessler Associates, a sustainable design consulting services firm founded in 2003 and Principal with Up Front Regenerative Design.  With over 35 years’ experience in sustainable design and energy efficiency, she is passionate about connecting the dots, recognizing complex systems such that stakeholders can identify solutions that work for all.  She specializes in the use of an integrative design approach and has had a leading role on over 80 diverse LEED projects. 

Helen is a former Board member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Illinois Chapter and co-directed its education programs for over 10 years.  As chair of Chicago’s Energy Code Committee, she led the effort to create Chicago’s first energy code.  As a voting member on the ASHRAE Guideline 0 committee she helped create national guidelines used for building commissioning. 

Helen is a frequent speaker and author on sustainability topics and regularly teaches various courses, including “Systems Thinking for Sustainable Design” and “Sustainability in Construction” at Northwestern University. 

Helen has received numerous awards, including the USGBC Illinois Chapter Natural Leaders “Intent to Matter” award as well as its Chapter Leader award, AIA Illinois’ R. Buckminster Fuller Award for Social Good, the inaugural Illinois Real Estate Journal Women in Real Estate “Impact award” and Alumnus of the Year, The University of Arizona Honors College.  She is a member of the inaugural class of LEED Fellows.

 

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Future Meetings

Virtual Happy Hour

 

May 12, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

 

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Drop in for for cocktails and conversation with IFMA Chicago members, colleagues, and friends. BYOB of course!

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May 2021 Program

 

May 20, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Zoom Webinar
After registering, participants will receive an email the day of the event with a calendar invite and virtual meeting credentials.

What would the world look like if we could regenerate our communities and eco-systems? Register and learn more!

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June 2021 Virtual Program

 

June 03, 2021
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Zoom Webinar
After registering, participants will receive an email the day of the event with a calendar invite and virtual meeting credentials.

what will the ‘new normal’ look like for the built environment? And how should building owners and facility managers prepare for our post-COVID-19 comeback.

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