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.
Chicagoland will be bursting at the seams with capacity to build green homes after people attend the LEED for Homes workshop taught by USGBC on Wednesday, November 3 at the Merchandise Mart. Here are the course details
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