Archive for Green Building

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]

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

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

2014 Looks Bright for Chicago Real Estate and Construction Industry

The construction industry is looking up and lightening up for 2014! Here are our thoughts on what’s next for the Chicago real estate and construction industry in 2014: Lighter Materials: Using lighter materials will have a significant impact on the contractors’ bottom lines, increasing productivity and reducing workplace injuries. A few of the newer products [Read More]

Show Off your Environmental Awareness at the SSHBA Residential Green Scene

The Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association is looking for environmentally-minded companies that provide either services or products that are focused on improving Chicago real estate to display at the Residential Green Scene. This event that is coming up on Wednesday, November 13, is going to be a high performance building showcase hosted at the Joliet [Read More]

Getting Fair Appraisals on Energy-Efficient Homes

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Webinar Wednesday series continues this Wednesday with the “High-Performance Appraisals: Steps for Success” webinar. This educational opportunity, provided by the experts at NAHBGreen, will provide attendees with a better understanding of the appraisals process, as well as the tools needed to receive an appraisal that reflects the added [Read More]

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