Key Takeaways: 2024 Women in Green Building Leadership Luncheon 

On April 10, Illinois Green convened nearly 200 leaders from the green building industry in Chicago to explore the theme of Fresh Perspectives and consider how we as a community can infuse new ideas and innovations into our workflow to set the groundwork for a greener future.   Our esteemed panelists led a discussion on the…

18th Annual Emerald Awards for Green Building in Illinois Announced

November 10, 2023

2023 Awardees Highlight the Impact of Net Zero Action on Communities Chicago, IL – Illinois Green Alliance announced the recipients of this year’s Emerald Awards,…

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How One Illinois Foundation Catalyzed Net Zero Building Growth

October 26, 2023

By: Sam Stevens, Communications Intern The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF)’s net zero energy building grant has played a significant role in driving the…

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2024 Auxiliary Board Applications Open Now

October 16, 2023

Applications are open now for the Auxiliary Board – Illinois Green Alliance’s volunteer committee for young & emerging professionals in sustainability. Apply for the 2024 Auxiliary Board…

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State Board Calls for Green Ribbon Schools Applications

September 15, 2023

Green Ribbon Schools Program Seeks to Highlight Illinois’s Schools and Districts Commitment to Environmental Education and Sustainability SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education…

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Introducing the Building Energy Resource Hub

August 17, 2023

Dear Illinois Green Community, Last week we launched the Building Energy Resource Hub, with the help of our project partners.    This new resource for…

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The Illinois Green Schools Project is back for the 2023-24 school year!

August 16, 2023

The Illinois Green Schools Project registration is now open! This is a year-long sustainability challenge designed for K-12 schools across Illinois. Gather students, teachers, and…

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Meet our Summer 2023 Outreach Engagement Intern: LeNece De Salle

August 3, 2023

LeNece De Salle will be wrapping up her summer internship with Illinois Green Alliance next week. In this role, she . She is currently a…

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What Mayor Johnson’s Transition Report Means for Net-Zero

August 1, 2023

On 7/6, Mayor Brandon Johnson submitted his transition team’s 223 page set of policy recommendations for the new administration. In this report, the new mayor pledges his support for “Securing a just transition to an equitable decarbonized Chicago” as an environmental justice goal. We dove into this report to learn the specifics of the Mayor Johnson’s net-zero goals.

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Illinois Green Member to Bike 400 Miles for Climate

June 26, 2023

Longtime Illinois Green member and event speaker, Nate Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C will be fundraising for Illinois Green by participating in the Climate Ride, a…

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Share your input! The State of Net Zero Buildings in Illinois Survey is LIVE!

June 12, 2023

Provide valuable insight to improving our educational offerings, policy focus, and updating our net zero building list. In addition, take the survey for a chance to…

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