Archive for USGBC

Tour a Chicago-Area Home with Nearly No Heating Bills

Join the USGBC – Illinois Chapter’s Fox Valley Branch and Residential Green Building Committee for a case study and tour of a green home in Batavia! The Blunks contacted Marko Spiegel in early January 2007 intrigued by the One-Watt/Passive Design concept, and never looked back.  Spiegel used the concepts of compact design, optimal utilization of [Read More]

May 14, 2011 | Author: Jason | Comments: (1) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Green Building, Kane County, Single Family Homes, USGBC

Learn how to Leverage Chicago’s Green MLS

Join the USGBC – Illinois Chapter’s Chicago Branch for a presentation on the residential green real estate market We will define what a green home is, talk about implementation on the Green MLS, present some early market research, and talk about valuation and appraisal considerations. The session will apply to both new and existing green homes.

March 13, 2011 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: City of Chicago, Cook County, Green Building, Green Tips, Remodeling, USGBC

Daley to Receive Award for a Green Job Well Done

Chicago is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country, and we have our mayor to thank for it. Mayor Richard M. Daley has made such a green impact with our city that an award has been created with his namesake. The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that Mayor Richard M. Daley [Read More]

September 30, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, Green Living, USGBC

Happy Earth Day! Check Out These Green Events Around Chicagoland

If you are looking to do something eco-exciting for Earth Day, here are some events occurring on April 22 that could benefit the planet and you as well. *Tour an energy-efficient green home at 250 N. Myrtle Avenue in Elmhurst. Stations will be set up from 2 to 4 p.m. showcasing environmentally friendly techniques and [Read More]

USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program Use Falls

The Allen Matkins/CTG/Green Building Insider Green Building Survey takes a poll of 1,600 design and building professionals from the U.S. every year for the last 4 years. Not surprisingly, green construction represents the fastest growing sector of the building industry.  And support for it as a practice continues to be high as 92% of those [Read More]

March 12, 2010 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (2) | Categories: Green Building, USGBC

Insurance Discounts for Green Homes

There are two types of green insurance policies for homeowners.

One covers buildings that already meet stringent efficiency and sustainability standards. The other offers the option to replace any losses incurred on the property with more environmentally sensitive materials.

January 05, 2010 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: Green Building, Homebuying Tips, USGBC

Green Retrofit Chicago Conference

It’s great to build green homes, commercial office buildings, schools and city halls, but what about the stock of millions and millions of existing buildings that aren’t green or energy efficient?  Tearing down or ‘de-constructing’ buildings can be green but what if you could just upgrade the building with modern green building technology?  Green Retrofit [Read More]

November 06, 2009 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Green Building, USGBC