TM01 - Chicago's Sustainable Museum Campus

Monday, November 12 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk « Back

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Across Chicago Park District property, cultural institutions along with Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, have been actively pursuing and sharing sustainability best practices for their unique facilities. Tour attendees will visit Soldier Field, the first existing North American stadium to receive the award of LEED-EB Certification and the first NFL stadium to receive this prestigious certification. Tour highlights will include the stadium’s green roof over the north garage, comprehensive recycling and composting program, and turf grass reuse. Next, the tour will explore the Field Museum where staff has been practicing sustainable building operations for over 20 years, pursuing energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, green cleaning and purchasing initiatives as a part of its normal operations. The Field Museum received LEED Gold for Existing Buildings in April 2015. Finally, attendees will visit the John G. Shedd Aquarium where sustainability extends into every part of the facility. From water-conserving exhibits to energy-efficient lighting, from “green” gardens to the food the aquarium’s 32,000 animals eat—sustainability is everywhere. Chief engineers, sustainability directors and senior park district officials will lead this exciting full-day tour of Chicago’s museum campus.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss how sustainability efforts extend throughout the museum campus.

Explain the benefits of working with a team of sustainable experts to enhance green efforts at a museum facility.

Describe water conservation and reduction efforts that are applicable to a major aquarium.

Assess operational efficiencies gained from achieving LEED certification of a stadium.

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Event Type: Tour > Session