Archive for Energy Efficiency

Chicago Ranked one of the Top 10 Most Energy-Efficient Cities

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has ranked America’s 34 largest cities on energy efficiency, and Chicagoland came in at number nine! This ranking came from five key areas, and one area in which  Chicago ranked highly that will please Chicago real estate buyers was energy transparency. Chicago requires that home energy use [Read More]

October 03, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Energy Efficient, Featured, Green Living

Pick Up Tax Credits on Home Upgrades Before Winter

New Chicago real estate owners can enjoy some big tax benefits by giving their homes upgrades, and in doing so now can also make for a more comfortable rest of the year – after all, winter is coming. Energy efficient tax rebates are a great win-win offered by the federal government, as you save on [Read More]

August 21, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education, Energy Efficient, Federal Tax Credit, Green Living

A Sustainable Home Meant to Last

What does ‘green’ really mean? In corporate America, it’s definitive and quantifiable, such as Patagonia’s $20 million green venture capital fund or Cisco’s stringent greenhouse gas reduction goals, which just landed it on the prestigious annual Global 100 list of world leaders in clean capitalism. “That’s not how it works for the rest of us,” [Read More]

August 17, 2013 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on A Sustainable Home Meant to Last | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Energy Efficient, Green Building, Green Building AOI, Green Living

How to Save Energy in Your Chicago Real Estate Room by Room

Looking for ways to save energy in your Chicago real estate? There are many ways (big and little) that you can make your home more energy efficient. A new handy infographic from Inhabit helps illustrate the areas in your home where you can make changes that will cut down on your monthly energy use. Learn [Read More]

April 19, 2013 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Green Living, Green Tips

Chicago Home Show Comes to Darien This Weekend

The Darien Sportplex at 451 Plainfield Road is going to be hosting the Chicago Home Show on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will find a huge wealth of exhibits, demonstrations and expert advice on how to update and improve your home on both days, and admission and parking [Read More]

InCAN’Tdescent: Out like a Light

As many of you may have noticed, the light bulb aisle in the super market is looking a little different these days. This is because the Energy Independence and Security Act, signed in 2007, placed a literal shelf-life on the traditional, pear-shaped, incandescent bulbs we’re used to seeing. The act was created to both limit [Read More]

April 02, 2013 | Author: Claire Mabry | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Energy Efficient, Green Living, Home and Garden AOI

Green Design Trends from the International Builders’ Show

Saving energy is in and money-draining appliances are out. At the 2013 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, those browsing the showroom floor might have noticed even more energy efficient items available than in the past. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest green equipment. Bioethanol fireplaces and candles. Odorless and smokeless fireplaces and [Read More]

February 12, 2013 | Author: Jessica Thom | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Interior Design, Remodeling
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