Lead Yourself to a LEED Class and Demystify

July 08, 2010

Quiz: What does the acronym LEED stand for and why is it so beneficial?

Answer: Check out these events from LEED for Homes Illinois to find out.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system.

LEED for Homes, the U.S. Green Building Council’s residential rating system that covers major home renovations and new construction, is offering three classes through the month of July that will explain LEED practices.

During the classes, you will learn:

*How LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable and have lower utility bills

*About myths surrounding the green building practice, including costs and complexity

*About the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system

*About Chicago projects as case studies

Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up today.

What: Demystifying LEED for Homes

When: Tuesday, July 13; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: College of Lake County, Room T345, Grayslake

Cost: $10

Register: www.leedforhomesillinois.org

What: CCGT Seminar: Demystifying LEED for Homes

When: Tuesday, July 27; 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd, Chicago

Cost: Free!

Register: www.leedforhomesillinois.org. You don’t have to register for this free event, but it wouldn’t hurt. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so get there early.

What: LEED for Homes 101

When: Tuesday, July 27; 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Road, Rockford

Cost: $10

Register: www.leedforhomesillinois.org

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