Constructing Connections: Developing Chicago’s Clean Energy Workforce

Nov 02, 2023 12:00PM—1:00PM


Virtual event + in-person tour @ Inherent Homes, 4647 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60644

Cost $0 - $10

Event Contact Twyla Neely-Streit | Email


Webinar | 12 – 1PM CT

Join the Illinois Green Alliance for a roundtable discussion with Inherent Homes and Chicago Women in Trades to discover how Chicago residents are learning to build and maintain high-performance all-electric homes. Explore the connections between workforce training and affordable homeownership to catalyze sustainable neighborhood revitalization.

Significant investments from the state and federal governments will accelerate the construction and renovation of energy-efficient, renewably-powered buildings across Illinois. Parallel programs seek to recruit, train, and place residents into good-paying green jobs.

Discover how one firm is approaching the challenges of affordable homeownership, workforce development, and community revitalization through innovative practices and partnerships.


  • Tim Swanson, President & CEO, Inherent Homes
  • Cindy Connor, General Superintendent, Inherent Homes
  • Symone Holmes, Outreach Coordinator, Chicago Women in Trades
  • Moderator: Sonia Del Real, Vice President, Sales & Economic Development, Inherent Homes

In-Person Warehouse Tour | 5:30 – 7:00 PM CT | Inherent Homes

Later, sign up for a guided tour of the Inherent Homes Warehouse to check out their workspace and walk through a mid-construction modular home.

Time: Thursday, November 2, 5:30 PM
Location: Inherent Homes, 4647 W Polk St, Chicago, IL 60644