Don’t Miss Building Low-Cost Green Homes Presentation

June 05, 2012

Building Green HomesGreen homes throughout the Chicagoland area continue to be a strong selling point as consumers are much more informed and concerned about the effects of energy-efficient homes not only on their pocketbook, but also on the environment.

The cost of green homes is a concern for many homebuilders and homeowners who may be still sitting on the fence regarding the pros and cons of green home construction.

The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability is presenting the Building Low-Cost Green Homes event on Wednesday, June 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Facility at 4979 Indiana Avenue in Lisle. The presentation will also be held on Thursday, June 7 at Roosevelt University on 425 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This informative continuing education event focuses on homebuilders, designers, and developers interested in building green homes.

The literature regarding building green homes is expansive and often overwhelming. There is an onslaught of information that homebuilders need to be up to date on concerning the construction of green homes and navigating through the ins and outs of energy-efficient homes is no easy task. Join Jon Sader, the former Construction Director of The Make it Right Foundation, as he discusses his paradigm (and repeatable process) for building Platinum Certified Green homes for less cost than a conventionally built home.

Topics to be covered during the event include:

  • Advanced framing techniques.
  • Smaller, yet more durable foundations.
  • Small-Duct, High-Velocity HVAC.
  • Using Solar PV to reduce energy bills.
  • Using spray foam insulation to create energy-efficient structures.

The Building Low-Cost Green Homes event is only $5 to reserve a spot. Register now at USGBC-Illinois

About The Author

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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