Green design solutions for hospitals and k-12 schools will be on the agenda during an educational conference set for May 4-6 at Chicago's Westin River North hotel. The three day meeting will include a keynote address by U.S. Green Building Council president Rick Fedrizzi and conclude with tours of green buildings.

Sessions will include "Tools to Advance Green Healthcare Facilities" by Gail Vittori, co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and "What Good is a Green School If No One Knows How to Use It?" by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, president of Sustainaissance International.

Organizers say the meeting, presented by Environmental Design + Construction magazine, is aimed at architects, designers, building owners, administrators and others who are interested in healthcare and educational facilities. The $495 registration fee includes a networking reception, two-day seminar program, green building tours and a conference handbook. Additional topics and speakers, plus registration information, can be found on the event web site: