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Recently, many people have told me they thought a LEED for Homes certification was going to cost many thousands of dollars – even over $10,000. This simply isn’t true, at least not when using the Green Home Institute (Green Home Institute) as the LEED for Homes Provider. So let’s bust this myth.
The Village of Northbrook has a great incentive program for green building. to promote Green building techniques in public and private sector construction projects, they are giving rebates for LEED-certified buildings. Northbrook uses the LEED rating system to distinguish different levels of sustainability in construction projects. In turn, for building green, there is a rebate […]
Tour a home going through a green gut-rehab on January 22. Located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, this LEED for Homes Registered project is resusing as much of the original 1890s structure as possible. The gut-rehab project is targetting LEED Platinum, and includes a Green Garage with a solar-powered awning providing power to the […]
There are two types of green insurance policies for homeowners. One covers buildings that already meet stringent efficiency and sustainability standards. The other offers the option to replace any losses incurred on the property with more environmentally sensitive materials. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. of Novato, Calif., was one of the first companies to introduce homeowners […]
Our very own LEED-Platinum home in Chicago has won recognition from other builders for its innovative design and construction. The Yannell residence made Builder Magazine’s Top Ten Coolest houses in 2009
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