Nearly Free Seminars: Demystifying LEED for Homes

Before the ground completely thaws and the building season kicks off, Chicago’s local LEED for Homes provider, the Green Home Institute, is launching a series of green building seminars around the Chicagoland area.

The class, titled Demystifying LEED for Homes for Building Professionals, is a comprehensive overview of the LEED for Homes green building rating system. The class will discuss how LEED homes are healthier, more comfortable, and have lower utility bills. Common myths about LEED such as cost and complexity will be dispelled and the benefits of the LEED for Homes rating system will be featured, using local Chicago projects as case studies.  The syllabus is:

Part I: Residential Green Building
Part II: Overview of LEED for Homes
Part III: LEED for Homes Rating System
Part IV: Unique Considerations in LEED for Homes
Part V: Getting it Done: The LEED for Homes Process
Part VI: Documentation
Part VII: Cost of LEED for Homes
Part VIII: Benefits of LEED Homes

Each class is 2 hours long, with an hour afterwards for a networking lunch. The following dates and locations are scheduled:

March 9, Bolingbrook
March 9, East Peoria (via USGBC Chapter)
March 16, Evanston
April 6, Chicago Loop
April 30, Elgin *
May 18, West Chicago

* = tentative

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fee: $10.00 (includes lunch)

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1 reply
  1. John Heinz
    John Heinz says:

    Hi, I am interested in finding out about your LEED programs. I’ve been working recently with CARE in Illinois (Citizens Against Ruining the Environment)
    I’d be most likely to attend your March 9 Bolingbrook class.

    John Heinz

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