Special Services


Training and Lectures

Our staff travels throughout the country to conduct lectures and educational workshops to teach the scientific foundation and practical applications of “green” development strategies. The depth of our built work allows us to tie visionary ideas to construction techniques and long term maintenance strategies.  We have a keen ability to communicate this understanding to a broad variety of practitioners, educators, students, decision makers, and the general public. We also partner with universities to bring professional practice and expertise to studio courses.
View a list of lectures and events.


Visioning and Workshops

  • Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Library Expansion LEED Workshop        
  • Ball State University Environmental Center Workshop
  • Cook County Forest Preserve Sustainability Plan & Conference
  • Delta Institute BMP Training Seminar
  • Goshen College - Merry Lea Environmental Center LEED Workshop    
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District BMP Training Seminar and Tour
  • Princeton, New Jersey Middle School Sustainability Charrette
  • Racine, WI historic 6th Street Planning Workshop
  • Steamboat Springs Sustainable Design Charrette        
  • Takaeda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Planning Charrette with Rocky Mountain Institute
  • University of Illinois LA Department 100-Year Anniversary Charrette       
  • Waste Management Sustainability Visioning Workshop


Guidelines and Policies

CDF regularly helps our clients write and prepare policies, guidelines, codes, and ordinances that ensure green visions are implemented.

View our guidelines and policies.



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      Alex Wilson, Executive Editor,

      Environmental Building News









Forest Preserve District of Cook County Visioning Meeting



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