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The Proposed Chicago Energy Transformation Code, Explained

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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The Proposed Chicago Energy Transformation Code, Explained

June 30, 2022

Illinois Green congratulates Mayor Lightfoot & the Chicago Department of Buildings on the introduction of the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code. The proposed code goes…

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Meet our Summer Interns

June 21, 2022

Eric Epstein Communications Intern Eric is a rising senior at Northwestern University studying journalism, psychology, and integrated marketing communications. Eric co-founded the Northwestern Surf Club,…

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Celebrating Net Zero Buildings Week

June 16, 2022

It’s our mission to make net zero buildings feasible, affordable, and commonplace in Illinois. To support this goal, we’re joining the New Buildings Institute in…

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Celebrating the Illinois Green Schools Project Mentors

May 26, 2022

This past school year, nearly 50 volunteers from Illinois’ green building community mentored a school in designing and implementing a sustainability project as part of…

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Meet our Spring Communications Intern: Clare Zhang

May 25, 2022

Clare is a sophomore at Northwestern University studying journalism and data science. She is serving as the Communications Intern for Illinois Green Alliance for the…

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Neighborhood Power Project Testimonial: Ann Hinterman, Family Matters

May 25, 2022

Family Matters is a youth development and community leadership organization based in the North of Howard area of Rogers Park. The organization supports more than…

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Chicago-Area School, District and University Named Recipients of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Honors

April 26, 2022

By: U.S. Department of Education Award announced on Earth Day, recognizing efforts to reduce environmental impact and energy costs, improve health and wellness, offer effective…

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20 Visions of Our Green Building Future this Earth Day

April 22, 2022

To celebrate Earth Day this year – the year Illinois Green turns 20 years old – we wanted to share 20 visions and goals for…

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Meet the 2022 Programs Committee

April 18, 2022

The Programs Committee is a group of volunteers who lead the selection, development, and implementation of Illinois Green Alliance’s education programs. Find out how you can…

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18 Schools Received a Mini-Grant to Implement a Sustainability Project

March 29, 2022

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Illinois Green Schools Project Mini-Grant Awardees! The Illinois Green Schools Project, a program that brings together students, teachers, and staff to…

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