3 Mind-Blowing Kane County Homes Featured July 25-26 in Prestigious GreenBuilt Tour

Kane County Connects – July 21, 2015 – by Cecilia Govrik Three spectacular Kane County homes will be featured this coming weekend in one of the coolest, eco-friendly home tours you can imagine. The U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois’ third annual GreenBuilt Home Tour set for the weekend of July 25-26 will give Kane County residents a […]

Raising the bar on green living – Chicago Tribune – July 19, 2015

View the full article from the Real Estate section of the Sunday Chicago Tribune here: Raising the bar on green living – July 19, 2015. View the digital version on the Chicago Tribune site here. (must register or have digital access to view online article)  

GreenBuilt Home Tour Press Release 2015

2015 GreenBuilt Home Tour Homes and Locations Announced Chicagoland Home Tour Includes Net Zero Energy Homes; Tools and Tips for Homeowners Chicago, IL – (July 8, 2015) – The US Green Building Council-Illinois (USGBC-Illinois) is pleased to announce this year’s third annual GreenBuilt Home Tour held in 16 unique homes on the weekend of July […]

dwell – The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago

Now in its second year, the GreenBuilt Home tour showed the curious a cross-section of Chicago’s new sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The open dialogue about cost and comparable energy bills (many of the homes with solar panels proudly displayed utility bills with $0 owed) suggest the continued cost-effectiveness of these homes is making them a […]

Appeal of Eco-Friendly Homes Grows in Illinois – Chicago Tribune

Illinois is decidedly in the bottom half of states with homes certified as green, but the appetite for them is growing, one foundation at a time. http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-mre-0727-podmolik-homefront-20140726,0,3567612.column or download the article here.

Take a tour of SmartHaus, a GreenBuilt home – WGN Channel 9

http://wgntv.com/2014/07/23/take-a-tour-of-smarthaus-a-greenbuilt-home/ The home was recently certified LEED Platinum, the highest level of green certification in the country. GreenBuilt Home Tour: http://www.greenbuilthometour.org/

Weekend Tour Highlights Energy Efficient Homes – WDCB 90.9 FM

https://soundcloud.com/wdcbnews/weekend-tour-highlights-energy-efficient-homes The increasing cost of staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter has many people looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. This weekend the Illinois Green Building Council is giving Chicago area residents a chance to get some ideas. WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe spoke with tour organizer Jason LeFleur. […]

10 Things To Do This Weekend – Crain’s Chicago Business

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140724/NEWS0701/140729932/10-things-to-do# 3 Green and sustainable are the big buzzwords in architecture and home design these days, and it’s more than a trend; it’s the way of the future. Even with all this talk of greywater and passive solar, there’s still room for beautiful design, as is evident in the houses on the GreenBuilt Home Tour. […]

2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour Features Twin Lakes WI Home – Living Lake County

http://www.livinglakecountry.com/userstoriessubmitted/268603292.html The 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour scheduled for July 26-27, 2014 features 18 one-of-a-kind homes that demonstrate the present and future of residential design and building innovation. The unique event, now in its second year, helps raise public awareness about healthy and sustainable home-building practices in real-world applications. Each home on the GreenBuilt Home Tour […]

GreenBuilt Home Tour features Geneva Uber Haus – The Beacon News

http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/2014/07/24/greenbuilt-home-tour-features-geneva-naperville-lise-uber-haus/ If you’d like to see what’s new in energy-efficient home construction and sustainable design, you’re going to have to go on tour. The second Chicago-area GreenBuilt Home Tour is set is to run for two days this weekend and will feature 18 one-of-a-kind new and remodeled homes with some of the latest “green” designs, […]