Education for New LEED Chicago Homes

November 13, 2009

A number of real estate professionals have questions about LEED for Homes. How feasible is it for single-family homes? Why certify through this rating system instead of through other rating systems?  How difficult is the documentation and paperwork? What are the soft and hard costs associated with building a LEED Chicago Home?

leedillinoisTo answer these questions and more, the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability has assembled a two-hour seminar to help builders, architects, real estate developers, and other professionals to learn about the LEED for Homes rating system. The first seminar offering will be Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Chicago for a nominal fee.

Here are the details:

Title: Demystifying LEED for Homes for Building Professionals

An overview of the LEED for Homes rating system with specific focus on differences from other LEED rating systems. LEED for Homes covers major home renovations and new construction of single-family homes, multi-family apartments and condos, and mixed-use residential buildings. Learn how LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills. Common myths such as cost and complexity will be dispelled, and the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system will be featured, using local Chicago projects as case studies. While continuing education credits are not available for this session, real estate professionals involved with green building will find this session very productive.

Date: Tuesday Dec 1, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT)
445 N. Sacramento Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
Cost: $20.00

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Jason La Fleur is the Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter's Residential Green Building Committee, and is a Project Manager for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the national US Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Committee, and assisted with creating the education standards for LEED AP continuing education. Jason is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and an instructor for the organization. For six years, he developed courses for real estate appraisers and led the Appraisal Institute's Green Building Project Team, working with sustainability-minded real estate professionals. Additionally, he is actively involved in residential green building and the LEED for Homes program in the Chicago region. Jason holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, and has over ten years of project management and curriculum development experience. Further dedication to sustainability is demonstrated in his LEED Accredited Professional designation.

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