Green homes 2.0: Sustainability and resilience in new construction

Shifts in the public perception of the planet are impacting the new-construction world in Chicagoland. For some, the solution involves green homes that utilize sustainable materials. But also, the concept of resilience has also become part of the conversation as homebuyers seek out buildings designed to withstand the stresses of environmental change.

The Chicago way: What sustainability looks like here

Residential developers and builders often take cues from the commercial construction industry when it comes to incorporating new environmental standards. Chicago architects share ideas on how developers, designers and builders can incorporate eco-friendliness in a more holistic way.

Readers’ thoughts on new-construction issues

Find out how knowledgeable real estate pros are about new construction in Chicagoland and how their clients feel about sustainable building practices.

Your local connection to sustainability and real estate

It’s clear that sustainability is an important aspect of the homebuying process, and something brokers need to be knowledgeable about. That’s why the Chicago Association of Realtors recently launched its new sustainability initiative and work group.

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Chicago ranks in top 10 of sustainable cities

Chicago ranked at No. 7 among the most sustainable cities in North America, according to Arcadis’ recently-released Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. To measure the sustainability of 100 cities across the world, the SCMI looks at three factors in each

The Future of Green Building

                      By Logan Broyles It seems green building is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look there are new projects popping up, new sustainable technologies being designed, and

Streets in Wyndham Deerpoint Community Laid Using Recycled Roofing Shingles

Wyndham Deerpoint Homes is renowned for paving a smooth path to homeownership for countless customers over the years. And now the homebuilder is paving a smooth road to greater environmental consciousness—literally—at its Tall Oaks single-family home community in Elgin.

Illinois Representative Karen May Awarded U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 Leadership Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) with a 2010 Leadership Award in the Public Sector Category.  The Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that signify vision, leadership and commitment to

Dream Town Opens New Chicago Real Estate Office in Lincoln Square

Dream Town Realty opened its fourth brick-and-mortar location this Monday at 4553 N. Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The 2,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility was constructed with a number of eco-friendly components and specialty features. It will serve

1610 N. Honore: A New Developer Does Right By The Environment

When developer Tom McGrath left the healthcare industry to “follow his bliss,” he had one goal: He wanted to build quality homes in Chicago while leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible. That’s just what developer McGrath is

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