2017 Home Tour Videos

Thank you to the GreenHome Institute for partnering on the 2017 GreenBuilt Home Tour! GreenHome Institute was busy all weekend traveling to each home and capturing some great video footage of many of this year’s homes. Check out some of the videos captured on Facebook live below! West Town GreenStar Retrofit: https://greenhomeinstitute.org/courses/tour-west-town-historical-chicagoland-greenstar-gold-renovation/ Evanston’s First LEED Home: […]

Nissan Leaf

Check out a Nissan Leaf along your tour route! USGBC-Illinois staff will be stopping by the following homes at the approximate times below. Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 High-Performance Four Square, 630 W Hinsdale Avenue, Hinsdale, IL 60521 10:00 to 12:00 Greystone Ridge of Orland Park, 13889 Creek Crossing Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467 1:30 to […]

Attendee Instructions

Thank you again for joining us this weekend for the GreenBuilt Home Tour on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM! Please read these important reminders about your registration and ticket: Please print your EventBrite PDF ticket OR be able to access your ticket on your phone. This will […]

Bonus Stops

Start planning your tour routes and make sure to take advantage of our bonus info stops along the way! See below for information on each stop and check back for updates throughout the weekend! Renovation Projects Stop in to chat with staff, learn what the Rebuilding Exchange has to offer and find out how you […]

2017 Tour Site List

Plan your trip! Click here to open the map to in a new browser. View the full list of homes below the map. 2017 Tour Site List Acorn Glade Passive House, 4737 Puffer Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515 All Electric Riverfront Eco Home, 2557 W Pensacola Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 BrightLeaf Eco 3, 1114 S Stone Ave, […]

Visitor Reactions from the 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour

What people are saying… “Builders were very knowledgeable about the homes and the materials used in construction. They gave us advice on how to make our own home greener and guided us on where to purchase different green home products.” “I liked the mix of under construction, rehab, and new construction. Each home showcased unique […]

What Does USGBC-Illinois Do to Support the Advancement of Green Homes in Illinois?

USGBC-Illinois supports green home retrofits and sustainable home building through education and advocacy to advance housing equity, health, and quality of life for all Illinois’ citizens. Our work in this regard includes: • Working with affordable housing developers to educate them on green building principles and build their capacity to implement LEED for Homes projects […]

The Green Home Guide

The USGBC’s Green Home Guide website includes resources for finding green architects and builders, what makes a home green, green home programs, living green, REGREEN remodeling guidelines, and news and events. more>> For beginning steps on making your home greener, click here. If you are interested in building a new home, click here for help […]

Illinois Energy Code

On January 29, 2010, the state of Illinois has adopted the 2009 version of the International Energy Conservation Code, IECC 2009, which is applicable to most municipalities except those with over 1 million residents (i.e. Chicago). This code is the first statewide energy code, or remodeling code, ever adopted. It requires builders, remodelers, and architects […]

What Green Home Rating Systems Exist?

More than 70 local or regional green home building programs exist in the United States. Each of these programs is unique, with its own specifications and requirements. • LEED for Homes • ENERGY STAR for Homes • National Green Building Standard • DOE Zero Energy Ready Home • Passive House • Living Building Challenge • […]