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Jason La Fleur is the Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter's Residential Green Building Committee, and is a Project Manager for the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability. He is a member of the national US Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Committee, and assisted with creating the education standards for LEED AP continuing education. Jason is also the chair of the Education Committee for the Illinois Solar Energy Association, and an instructor for the organization. For six years, he developed courses for real estate appraisers and led the Appraisal Institute's Green Building Project Team, working with sustainability-minded real estate professionals. Additionally, he is actively involved in residential green building and the LEED for Homes program in the Chicago region. Jason holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Illinois, and has over ten years of project management and curriculum development experience. Further dedication to sustainability is demonstrated in his LEED Accredited Professional designation.

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Green Home Appraisal Expert Coming to Chicagoland

Chicago real estate professionals, builders, architects, and appraisers are invited to join the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, who is bringing the leading national expert on appraising energy efficient /green homes to Chicagoland, in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago and Northern Illinois Home Builders Association. Sandy Adomatis, who helped create the Appraisal Institute’s [Read More]

September 02, 2012 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Events, Featured, Green Building, Green Living, Green Tips, HBAGC, Remodeling

Oak Park Home Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The home at 1135 North Grove in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park has earned LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. This marks the first residence in Oak Park, home to historical properties built by notable architects, to receive LEED certification. LEED for Homes [Read More]

Better Buildings mean Better Business

What do green building incentives, new statewide Illinois energy codes, and Ed Begley Jr. all have in common?  Find out Feb 1 and Feb 2 as the Better Buildings Better Business conference comes to Schaumburg, IL. This new conference is for residential builders, designers, developers, and real estate professionals. Featuring a celebrity keynote from Ed [Read More]

January 25, 2012 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Energy Efficient, Events, Green Building, In the Burbs, NAHB, New Homes, Remodeling, Single Family Homes, USGBC

Wheeling Workshop on Green Real Estate

North Shore and suburban real estate professionals have a great opportunity to learn how to make green with green building on Wednesday, November 16. Learn about recent developments in the real estate industry, such as the Green Addendum and the SAVE Act, which will significantly impact real estate values and appraisals for homes that have [Read More]

November 11, 2011 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Events, Green Building, Green Living, Green Tips, USGBC

Appraisals Go Green to Account for Energy Costs

Mortgage underwriters generally weigh several numbers when deciding whether a family can afford a new home. They look at income, of course, and tally up expenses in the form of a home’s property taxes, insurance premiums and monthly payments. There is one number they ignore: how much a household spends on its utilities, a figure [Read More]

October 31, 2011 | Author: Jason | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Education, Energy Efficient, Green Building, Insurance, Mortgages, 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
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