It’s Electric! Plugging into All Electric Multi-Unit Housing

Mar 07, 2024 12:00PM—1:00PM


Virtual Webinar + Open House at 6206 S St Lawrence Ave.

Cost Free

Event Contact Twyla Neely-Streit | Email


Webinar | 12 – 1PM CT

Join Illinois Green to delve into the design strategies and technologies behind two all-electric multi-unit structures: an urban infill 3-flat in Woodlawn and a 15-unit apartment building near United Center. Our builders, Andre Blacknard from Eco Home Builders, and Darshan Desai from Mapletree Properties, will lead us through their builds and cover topics like:

  1. Building Envelope Optimization – Discover how these structures achieve superior energy efficiency through innovative insulation, air sealing, and window design.
  2. Heat pump HVAC, Ventilation, Heat Pump Water Heater Strategies
  3. Induction Cooking, Clothes Drying Solutions
  4. Solar Considerations
  5. The ComEd Electric Homes Program providing financial incentives for electric homes like these!


  • Sophia Seol, Researcher, Slipstream
  • Wayne Beals, Realtor & Managing Broker, The Beals Group at EXIT Strategy Realty
  • Andre Blacknard, Owner, Eco Home Builders, LLC
  • Darshan Desai, Real Estate Developer, Investor, and Operator, Mapletree Properties

Continuing Education: Approved for 1.0 LU|HSW AIA CES credit; Eligible to self-report to GBCI for 1 CE hr.

In-Person Building Open House | 4:00 – 6:00 PM CT

Later, join our speakers in person, anytime between 4-6 PM to tour the Eco Home Builders 3-Unit building at 6206 S St Lawrence Ave.

Time: Thursday, March 7, 4:00 PM
Location: 6206 S St Lawrence Ave. West Woodlawn, Chicago, IL.