The "Green Design Solutions Conference for Hospitals and Schools," presented by Environmental Design + Construction magazine, is an educational conference that delivers green design solutions for application in both hospitals and K-12 schools, providing knowledge and resources from industry leaders. The event, held May 4 through 6 at the Westin Chicago River North, offers architects, designers, building owners, administrators and others about the sustainable design of healthcare and educational facilities.

Registration fee of $495 includes Wednesday's networking reception, two-day seminar sessions, green building tours Friday afternoon, conference handbook and more.

Conference highlights include:

• Keynote address by U.S. Green Building Council president Rick Fedrizzi.

• Tools to Advance Green Healthcare Facilities, including the LEED Application Guide for Healthcare by Gail Vittori, Co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems.

• "What Good is a Green School If No One Knows How to Use It?" incorporating the LEED Application Guide for Schools, by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, president of Sustainaissance International Inc.

Additional topics and speakers, plus registration information, can be found on the event Web site at For more information, call Keri Wrobel at (248) 244-6463 or e-mail