The Proposed Chicago Energy Transformation Code, Explained

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Illinois Green congratulates Mayor Lightfoot & the Chicago Department of Buildings on the introduction of the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code. The proposed code goes beyond the 2021 IECC baseline by adding key advancements that would make meaningful steps towards advancing building electrification. The Chicago Department of Buildings sought feedback from Illinois Green’s Building Professionals…

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20 Visions of Our Green Building Future this Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year – the year Illinois Green turns 20 years old – we wanted to share 20 visions and goals for the next 20 years from a few of the Illinois Green Alliance members who have helped get us to where we are today. We hope that you take today to…

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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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