Advancing Policy

We convene green building advocates to advance high performance buildings for all.

To overcome barriers to net zero adoption, we will engage our network of building professionals to develop new policies, like net zero building codes and building performance standards, and educate policymakers about meaningful solutions that will help overcome roadblocks and incentivize net zero buildings.

Our Work

We are an active member of the llinois Clean Jobs Coalition, an organization of hundreds of environmental advocacy organizations, businesses, community leaders, consumer advocates, environmental justice groups, and faith-based and student organizations working together to improve public health and the environment, protect consumers, and create equitable, clean jobs across the state.

In 2021, two Illinois Green staff members were appointed to the City of Chicago Building Decarbonization Working Group to help design and strategize recommendations for city policy.

Get Involved in Green Building Policy

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Learn about the Climate & Equitable Jobs Act

Illinois Green Alliance joined 200 organizations in supporting the passage of this law in 2021.


Share your expertise with a policymaker

Illinois Green can help you connect with a local policymaker to share why green building matters.


Accelerate a net zero future with codes

Learn how three jurisdictions are advancing energy efficiency through building codes.

Help advance high performance buildings in Illinois.

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