Welcome from our 2022 Board Chair

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In 2021, we launched a new strategic plan that will lay the foundation for net zero buildings across Illinois. We’ve made immense strides in educating building professionals, advancing critical climate policy, and bringing tools and technologies to existing buildings across the state. This year, I’m looking forward to accelerating growth in green building and engaging…

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What the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act Means for Green Buildings

by Brian Imus, Executive Director On September 15, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act was signed into law by Governor Pritzker. This nation-leading law delivers on the goal of a carbon-free power sector by 2045, increases the Illinois Solar for All program 5-fold, and extends electric efficiency programs beyond 2030.  This victory is the result…

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Announcing the 2021 Emerald Award Winners

by Illinois Green Alliance Illinois Green Alliance announced the recipients of this year’s Emerald Awards, dubbed the 2021 Path to Zero Trailblazers, for their ongoing efforts to mainstream net zero buildings in Illinois. The Illinois Green Alliance Emerald Awards were launched in 2008 to celebrate outstanding green building achievements in Illinois by providing recognition to…

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