CHICAGO - Building & Design Exchange (BDX), the new conference and exposition designed to foster collaboration between the design and construction sides of the commercial building industry in the Great Lakes region, is offering a conference program featuring presentations by leading industry experts. The event is scheduled for Feb. 16-17 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.

BDX will feature a special focus on "green building," both on the show floor and in its conference program. With the theme of "Get Connected ... Get Green ... Get Profitable," the conference program looks to provide insight into maximizing profitability and return on investment for all commercial builders and designers. A special LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) workshop on "greening" existing buildings will be presented by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Publication date: 02/07/2005