Announcing the 2021 Emerald Award Winners

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2021 Awardees Reflect Growing Commitment to Net Zero Buildings Inaugural Illinois Net Zero Honor Roll to Be Announced at Awards Ceremony Chicago, IL — 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… Read more »

Volunteer on the Programs Committee!

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Shape Future Green Building Education Programs at Illinois Green! Get involved with Illinois Green Alliance! Applications for the 2022 Programs Committee are open now. Committee members will lead the selection, development and implementation of our monthly education programs that advance our strategic plan by volunteering time and expertise on the committee. Learn more about our… Read more »

Q&A With Green Schools Project Educator – Tracy Gordon

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The Authors: Tracy Gordon,4th Grade TeacherHalf Day SchoolLincolnshire, IL The Illinois Green Schools Project, launched last summer, connects educators and students with professional mentors in the green building community. In our pilot cohort, 25 professional mentors were matched with 14 participating schools across the state. As the first cohort of the project wraps up, fourth… Read more »

Q&A with Illinois Green Schools Project Mentors — Uplift Community High School + FGM Architects

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The Authors: Brian Meade Nadia Lohse Kelly McCaffrey The Illinois Green Schools Project, launched last summer, connects educators and students with professional mentors in the green building community. In our pilot cohort, 25 professional mentors were matched with 14 participating schools across the state. As we reach the halfway point in the project, FGM Architects… Read more »

Read our plan for a net zero future.

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Illinois Green Alliance is proud to share with you our 2021–2025 Strategic Plan. Developed over the last year, this plan is a call to action to raise the standards for green building by focusing on net zero buildings.  Our vision is to make net zero standards feasible, affordable, and commonplace so that by 2050 every building in Illinois is net zero. To… Read more »