SCB at Greenbuild 2010
SCB Principal Devon Patterson contributed to two events at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago in November 2010.
Greenbuild is the world's largest event dedicated to greenbuilding. On November 17th, 2010, Patterson was a panelist at an offsite educational session examining the efforts of a local community to become Chicago’s greenest neighborhood. Led by J. Marshall Eames, Director of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago (LUC), the workshop described the evolution of the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project, a grassroots effort to develop a master plan for greening a densely populated and established urban area.
Panelists included Carmen Vidal-Hallett, an architect specializing in international environmental sustainability projects, and Barbara Willard, an active member of the Edgewater Community Council. LUC is the largest employer and landowner in Edgewater. Patterson is helping to design the next generation of high performance buildings at LUC.
As part of the Greenbuild 2010 tours highlighting Chicago's key green attributes, Patterson led attendees through the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons at LUC. The Green Universities/ Sustainable Higher Education half-day tour on November 20th was designed to showcase divergent approaches to sustainability at Chicago-based universities. The cultural and educational impact of the new LEED Silver digital library was compared to the effects of a major renovation of an academic building at another Chicago campus.