Free Webinar: Academic ESG Research: Enhancing Green Building Practices in Illinois, July 22, 12-1pm

  • 22 July 2024
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Illinois Green Alliance
Free Webinar: Academic ESG Research: Enhancing Green Building Practices in Illinois
Event Description

Join Illinois Green for an examination of how Illinois universities are advancing cutting edge research on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments in the built environment.

This panel of leading Illinois professors and researchers will explore how interdisciplinary sustainability research is driving positive change across the building industry. Research topics include sustainability and equity practices in business management; how to improve ESG-related public policy; and the ways in which data-informed decisions are reducing human health risks and energy consumption in the built environment.

Each expert will provide an overview of their research—starting with recent successes impacting the industry and finishing with an exclusive preview of what’s still in the pipeline. Each speaker’s research can stand alone as a testament to the ingenuity that comes from Illinois schools, but together they will provide a unique, comprehensive, and insightful analysis of what the future of ESG might look like.

The panel will finish with a Q&A session. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore how every sector of the building industry will be changed by innovative ESG investment practices.


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Illinois Green Alliance
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mehdi Ashayeri, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University’s School of Architecture Studies

      Wenlong Gong, Manager, Microgrid Planning, Design and Operation at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation

      Sarah Ku, Assistant Professor at Loyola University’s School of Environmental Sustainability.

      Kim Wolske, Research Associate Professor at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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