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New Study Finds Buyers are Going Green

If environmentally friendly features are at the top of the list of must-have items for your Chicago new home, then you’re not alone. A 2015 study by the Washington-based National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) publishing arm, BuilderBooks, found that home buyers consistently look for green features when searching for a new home. The study, [Read More]

LEED: What Is It and Why Have It?

Every once in a while, you may enter into a new Chicago building and see a sign by the entrance that says “LEED.” We know that it must be something good to proclaim it at the door, but what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for Chicago specifically? Continue Reading»

January 07, 2015 | Author: Choose Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Energy Efficient, Green Building, Green Building AOI, Green Living

2015 International Builders Show Registration Now Open

Chicago area home builders and industry professionals are gearing up for the 2015, International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Registration is now open for the show, which will be held in Las Vegas from Jan. 20 through 22, 2015. [Read More]

September 10, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Events, Events AOI, Green Building AOI, NAHB

Coming Attractions: Your Next Home Could Be in This Webbed Steel Building

This super contemporary glass and steel-webbed mixed use building will soon be coming to 701 N Western Avenue. The developer, Panoptic Group, is currently in the process of obtaining permits to begin construction on the site, and hopes to break ground in early April. The developer expects to obtain LEED Gold status for the project, [Read More]

March 17, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Condos, Green Building AOI

How to Choose a Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Projects

As a homeowner, there are often projects that need to be done around the house that are outside of your area of expertise, such as replacing aging floors, finishing your basement or redoing an outdated bathroom. Simply choosing a contractor to do these jobs can be a daunting task. How do you know which contractor [Read More]

Higher Learning: DePaul’s New Theater School Takes the LEED, Wins Gold

DePaul has been expanding like crazy in the last several years, taking every opportunity to scoop up an old building or empty lot. And with so much attention being focused on its new arena at McCormick Place, people are forgetting that the university’s famous theater school has moved into its new home. The Pelli Clarke [Read More]

February 21, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Green Building, Green Building AOI, Green Living
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