We’re pleased to share developing news that Northern Illinois’ Mulitple Listing Service (MLS), will be adding support for green building features in 2010. This development is something we at LEEDforHomesIllinois.org have been keeping a close eye on, and are very pleased to see this implemented. An official announcement is likely forthcoming in the new year. The […]
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This homes siding is a hand hewn cedar log siding from Homestead Timbers with Anderson windows. The project will be topped off with a burgundy metal standing seam roof. The interior will be using a lot of recycled content, including cabinets for the wet bar and laundry room. Vanity tops for two bathrooms various columns […]
LEED for Homes projects have relatively simple documentation requirements. The forms are all contained in one Excel file, making the documentation requirements for a LEED for Homes project much simpler than what is needed for other LEED projects.
It’s Green! It’s Golf! It’s Grand! Fairway Pines is Minnesota’s first golf community to feature homes exclusively with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. This “green” cottage is nestled on The Pines golf course amongst Grand View Lodge Resort’s amenities. It consists of 1,344 square feet of one-level resort living. View & […]
Tour a home going through the LEED for Homes program that is targeting LEED Platinum and is substantially complete on Dec 12.
LEED for Homes projects in Chicago’s western suburbs are being listed on the Northern Illinois MLS for prospective home buyers. Four models are available ranging from 3,000 – 3,600 square feet, each featuring 4 bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms. All models are targeted at the Certified level within the LEED for Homes rating system, although upgrades are available that may improve the certification level.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced yesterday the opening of the Solar & Wind Energy Rebate Program. The rebates can total 30% for residential and business applicants, and 50% for public sector and non-profit entities with a maximum of $50,000.
The Green Home Institute has put together a two and a half hour seminar, “Demystifying LEED for Homes for Building Professionals” to help builders, architects, real estate developers, and other professionals to learn about the LEED for Homes rating system. The first seminar offering will be Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Chicago.
Illinois LEED for Homes recently got a big boost when the 11 townhomes built by Brinshore Development in Highland Park received their LEED Gold certifications. The best part is, the affordable housing project captured regional and national attention for its ability to be replicated in other communities.
In residential construction under LEED for Homes, using FSC certified wood is not required, unless tropical wood is planned for the project. However, there are points available to reward and the use of FSC lumber as an under the Materials and Resources credit MR 2.2 Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP) , but using FSC lumber is not explicitly required.
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- Welcome, John Pady, Board Director Class of 23 – 25