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Proposals Needed for the 2013 Greenbuild Conference

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, is now seeking peer reviewers and accepting proposals for their 2013 expo! The theme of the 2013 Greenbuild conference is “Greenbuild Nation,” which celebrates today’s interconnected global community. Greenbuild is looking for participants who wish to present on topics such as energy efficiency, affordable [Read More]

Don’t Miss Building Low-Cost Green Homes Presentation

Green homes throughout the Chicagoland area continue to be a strong selling point as consumers are much more informed and concerned about the effects of energy-efficient homes not only on their pocketbook, but also on the environment. The cost of green homes is a concern for many homebuilders and homeowners who may be still sitting [Read More]

June 05, 2012 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Energy Efficient, Events, Green Building, Green Living, Green Tips, USGBC

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

Black-Tie Event to Support Going Green

There is more green to Soldier Field than its turf. On Saturday, the stadium will host the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) — Illinois Chapter’s 6th Annual Emerald Gala, the “Greening of the Gala.” This is the USGBC-Illinois’ biggest fundraising event of the year and also the regional green building community’s night to celebrate individual [Read More]

May 20, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Awards, Energy Efficient, Events, Green Building, Green Living, In the City, USGBC