Entries by Brett Little

Chicagoland's Northern Illinois MLS going Green

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 […]

Fairway Pine Golf Cottage. LEED Silver

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 & […]

LEED Spec Homes for sale in Chicagoland

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.

Seminar on Dec. 1: Demystifying LEED for Homes

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.

LEED for Homes Myth #1: FSC lumber

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.