Net Zero Building Tour: Techny Prairie Activity Center

Oct 19, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM


Techny Prairie Activity Center 180 Anets Drive Northbrook, IL 60062

Cost $10-$15

Event Contact Twyla Neely-Streit | Email


Join Illinois Green and the Northbrook Park District for a guided tour of one of the first net zero energy verified projects in Illinois! Designed by Wight & Company, the 44,200 square foot Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC) is a PHIUS+ 2015 & Source Zero Certified Project. 

The facility received a $1.78 million grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help fund construction and materials to achieve the Net Zero Energy Building status outlined by the foundation. The new building opened to the public in January 2021, started commissioning March 2021, earned net zero verification in March 2022 – in the first 12 months of monitoring!

Attendees will learn how we have designed a building that produces as much energy as it uses. Members of the project team and park district staff will discuss how the park district’s program offerings shaped the building design, including windows, envelope, solar, educational signage and more. 

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