About the Summit:

Join us for the first annual summit to scale carbon solutions in Illinois!

In order to truly reduce carbon across the city, region and state, every building professional and every community must be engaged in the adoption of vetted carbon drawdown strategies and solutions. 


Through expert panels, discussions and action planning, this conference will engage the green building industry and community partners to advance and equitably scale the adoption of no-regrets strategies that not only reverse carbon pollution but strengthen the health and livability of our neighborhoods. 


This summit is designed for:

  • design and construction professionals
  • developers and building owners
  • community leaders
  • sustainability directors
  • policy professionals


This summit is focused on scaling the following drawdown solutions in Illinois:

  • net zero buildings
  • rooftop solar and energy storage
  • building envelope and insulation
  • building automation and technology

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Location Information:

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Summit Venue

Kaplan Institute at Illinois Institute of Technology, 3137 S. Federal St, Chicago, IL 60616. The mission of the Kaplan Institute, to nurture the advancement of critical and creative ideas, foster interdisciplinary and external collaboration, and create a culture that enables innovation and tech entrepreneurship to flourish on campus and throughout the larger community, makes the perfect location for this Summit. 

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Directions & Parking

The Kaplan Institute is located on the IIT main campus in Bronzeville and is accessible by the CTA Green Line's 35th/Bronzeville/IIT stop and a short 3-block walk. Paid parking is also available on State Street just south of 31st Street. See the parking map for parking locations closest to the Kaplan Institute.

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Nearby Hotel Information

 Hiltons at McCormick Place is a Preferred Hotel Partner for Illinois Tech.  Located in the vibrant Near South Side neighborhood, Hiltons at McCormick Place is one of the cloest hotels to Illinois Tech Mies Campus.  It is also steps away from the McCormick Convention Center, China Town, the Museum Campus, Soldier Field, the Red and Green line stops, and an easy train ride to Downtown Chicago / The Loop.   

Learn more about hotel rates and locations here.