Getting to Zero Illinois Summit + Limelight 2023

Nov 14, 2023 12:00PM—8:30PM


The Old Post Office

Cost Varies

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Join us on November 14, 2023 at the Old Post Office for our second annual Getting to Zero Illinois Summit, followed by our annual Limelight Gala & Emerald Awards Ceremony!

UPDATE: Getting to Zero is now SOLD OUT. Tickets for the Limelight Reception are still available. Join us @ 5:30!


Join us from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM to share a fun evening with members, friends, sponsors and many other professionals from the sustainability industry. Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a grand prize raffle, and networking.

The awards reception and fundraiser bring together an amazing mix of the region’s top industry leaders working in the sustainability field and is an important opportunity to recognize the latest achievements in green building design, technology, and innovation in Illinois.  This year’s event supports Illinois mission to bring all buildings on the path to net zero in Illinois.

Learn more about Limelight.

The Summit: (SOLD OUT)

The 2023 Getting to Zero Illinois Summit is a half-day education event exploring the path to net zero buildings in Illinois! This program includes a catered lunch, panel discussions and inspiring speakers, and opportunity to network with professionals working in the net zero design space.  Attendees will learn how to make the business case for net zero buildings in Illinois, lessons learned from case studies, and discuss opportunities to bring net zero to the front of the building industry conversation.

The Summit welcomes policymakers, designers, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate professionals to share best practices and collaborate on opportunities to scale zero energy and zero carbon projects in the region.

Continuing Education: Approved for 4.0 LU|HSW AIA CES credit. Eligible for self-reporting to GBCI for 4.0 CE hours.

Summit Agenda:

12:00 PM Registration, Lunch + Project Gallery

12:30 PM Opening Remarks

12:45 PM Retrofitting to Zero: Prairie Trails School

1:45 PM Taking Action: Making the Pitch for Zero

2:00 PM Architect Exchange: Campus Path to Zero

2:30 PM Networking Break + Project Gallery

3:00 PM Taking Action: Building Your High Performance Team

3:15 PM Building Beyond Code: Developer Roundtable

4:15 PM Design Team Exchange: Multifamily Path to Zero

4:45 PM Taking Action: Building on Policy & Progress

5:00 PM Closing Remarks + Transition to Limelight

Read more about the Summit sessions descriptions and speakers.

Ticket Pricing

Ticket LevelPricing
Summit + Limelight – Illinois Green Member$258 SOLD OUT
Summit + Limelight – Non-member$278 SOLD OUT
Summit only – Illinois Green Member$159 SOLD OUT
Summit only – Non-member$179 SOLD OUT
Limelight Reception$99

Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications for this year’s events are now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status on a rolling basis.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of this event now — register your company and receive complimentary tickets.

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