Free Tour of a LEED Chicago Home Saturday December 12

December 10, 2009

Ever wonder what goes into making a LEED Platinum candidate home? Now is your chance to tour a home going through the LEED for Homes program that is substantially complete.

leedchicagohomeThis unique project has been a labor of love by the homeowner, and includes features such as:

  • reclaimed copper roof
  • remnant stone from blast fragments as a facade
  • vegetative green roof
  • geothermal heat pump system
  • soybean spray foam insulation
  • super-efficient cold cathode lighting
  • solar photovoltaic panels
  • vertical axis wind turbine
  • Net zero power consumption

Join us on Saturday, Dec 12 (following the Illinois Solar Energy Association membership meeting at 10:00 AM) for a tour of this unique green home located on the Northwest side of Chicago.

This single-family home has not yet been certified, but a LEED Platinum level is anticipated.

Start Date: Dec 12, 2009
Start Time: 2:30
Price: FREE

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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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