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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]

Seven Advantages of Buying a New Home

When you purchase a new home, you are creating a fresh new beginning for you and your family. The kitchen is brand new, the backyard is clear to plant a beautiful garden and the entire home is open to your imagination. Buying a new home allows for freedom of creativity, and also ensures that you [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

Hotel Boom Town: Loyola Proposes New Sheridan Road Hotel With Green Roof

Loyola University is coming closer to pulling the trigger on a long-in-the-works plan to build a new hotel at an empty parcel at Albion Avenue and Sheridan Road. According to DNAinfo, the university is partnering with Atira Hotels to bring a six story, 145 room Hampton Inn to the neighborhood. The building would also include [Read More]

December 14, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Green Building, Green Living, Locations

Chicago Proud to Celebrate Earth Day with One of the Greenest Communities in the US

There’s plenty to be proud of when it comes to going green in the Windy City – and it’s not just the river being dyed each St. Patrick’s Day! This Earth Day, we’re proud to share that in a recent study by real estate website Redfin, one of Chicago’s neighborhoods, Valley View, was named the [Read More]

April 22, 2014 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Featured, Green Building, Green Living

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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