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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…

Meet the Members of the 2022 Auxiliary Board

March 19, 2022

The Auxiliary Board is a diverse group of young professionals dedicated to supporting Illinois Green Alliance’s mission to promote green buildings and sustainable communities for…

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Welcome from our 2022 Board Chair

March 10, 2022

In 2021, we launched a new strategic plan that will lay the foundation for net zero buildings across Illinois. We’ve made immense strides in educating…

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What the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act Means for Green Buildings

September 28, 2021

by Brian Imus, Executive Director On September 15, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act was signed into law by Governor Pritzker. This nation-leading law delivers…

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Announcing the 2021 Emerald Award Winners

September 7, 2021

by Illinois Green Alliance Illinois Green Alliance announced the recipients of this year’s Emerald Awards, dubbed the 2021 Path to Zero Trailblazers, for their ongoing…

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This sketch was created by Tattianna, one of several teaching artists who is contributing curriculum and/or methods for demonstrating knowledge using arts working in classrooms this year. She is with Uplift’s community partner, the hip hop arts collective Kuumba Lynx (KL).

Q&A with Illinois Green Schools Project Mentors — Uplift Community High School + FGM Architects

March 5, 2021

by Brian Meade, Nadia Lohse, and Kelly McCaffrey, Green Schools Mentors from FGM Architects The Illinois Green Schools Project, launched last summer, connects educators and…

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Illinois Green Board of Directors

June 16, 2020

Dear Community, We mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless innocent Black and Brown Men and Women…

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