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Green Practices Save Business’ Money

Businesses can save money and promote themselves as green. A half-day B2B seminar at JJC on Oct. 12 will provide tips from local experts.

Will County and Joliet Junior College have joined forces to offer the second Save Green business seminar on Wed, Oct. 12, from 8am to Noon. This fast-paced Business-to-Business seminar is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to learn simple and detailed ways to reduce energy, conserve resources and save money.  

Featured speakers include:

Marty Whalen, owner of Martin Whalen Office Solutions with a 75 year history of offering businesses strategies that make them more efficient.

Rick Cronholm, owner of Johansen and Anderson, a local business offering innovative ways to reduce  utility costs for 65 years.  The presentation includes information on maintenance techniques and equipment that will prolong the life of existing systems and save energy.

InterfaceFLOR's Chris Johnson will offer information on a wide array of high quality flooring options from sustainable sources to recycled content. The company has garnered international acclaim for their environmental business practices. Mr Johnson will explain how your next flooring purchase can be great for the earth and your wallet.

Legat Architects' Director of Sustainable Design, Vuk Vujovic, shall offer some techniques used by businesses and schools throughout the area to save energy and money. Legat is the firm that designed JJC’s new energy efficient buildings.

Karrie Gibson, owner of Vintage Tech Recyclers and recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 business women in the Chicagoland area, will present information on best practices for unwanted electronic equipment.

Jeff Woodward, Panduit's Sr. Manager for Global Environmental, Health, and Safety, will speak across a spectrum of topics impacting the bottom line. Learn more about the new Panduit World Headquarters building in Tinley Park that achieved the US GBC's LEED Gold certification, utilizing bioswales, gray water, energy efficient and natural lighting, innovative computer networking and security devices, recycled material use and more.  

Beyond the presentations, there will be exhibits from the Illinois Recycling Association, and both Nicor and ComEd that offer a variety for rebates for energy improvements.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today at http://www.willcountygreen.com/business/greening_business_seminars.aspx

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