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How healthy is your home? The idea of a healthy home seems so simple but what does it really mean? Let's talk about how to make healthy homes in Chicago, Illinois 60614 · http://healthyhomeschicago.com
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Report Hails Chicago as 'Green' Leader for Year-Over-Year LEED, Energy Star Strides

Report Hails Chicago as 'Green' Leader for Year-Over-Year LEED, Energy Star Strides | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL - Chicago’s city office buildings are 66 percent LEED or Energy Star certified
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Have I mentioned Chicago is the greenest commercial real estate city in the nation? Well it's worth repeating
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LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method - FSC - YouTube

This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc...
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A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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Look who is chatting about #LEEDforHomes on his #LEED rehab project in Chicago!

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Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes

Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

What does a LEED certified home look like architecturally? And how does it compare with what a sustainable house should look like? 

A LEED certified home, as you’re about to see from the photos in this article, can pretty much look like anything you want. The strength (and weakness) of the LEED for Homes rating system is that it attempts to reconcile sustainable building objectives with the current reality of the green building market and the range of options that are realistically available to the majority of people...


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Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds

Green Building to Accelerate, Survey Finds | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it

Construction companies worldwide are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 percent of respondents to a survey by research firm McGraw-Hill Construction saying they expect more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015.

This is a significant increase from the 28 percent that said the same for their work in 2013 and the 13 percent in 2008, according to the company’s latest SmartMarket Report, World Green Building Trends.

This trend is not localized to one country or region; fom 2012 to 2015, the number of firms anticipating that more than 60 percent of their work will be green more than triples in South Africa; more than doubles in Germany, Norway and Brazil; and grows between 33 and 68 percent in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, the report says...


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I think this will be the true global tipping point once big business sees there is so much money to be made in the green movement. It remains to be seen if that ends up being a good thing but the momentum is shifting and that is certainly good.

 

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Chicago named nation’s greenest city

Chicago named nation’s greenest city | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
The Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66 percent of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University.
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This is a massive achievement for my hometown of Chicago and it should be celebrated as a very impressive achievement in commercial real estate. It's success was partly due to Chicago's benchmarking efforts. It is time to move the benchmarking to the residential housing market and be equally as successful.
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LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method - FSC - YouTube

This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc...
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Look who is chatting about #LEEDforHomes on his #LEED rehab project in Chicago!

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Jim Gramata's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:11 AM

A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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Green to the max

Green to the max | Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative | Scoop.it
When architect Isabelle Duvivier of Duvivier Architects bought a dilapidated 100-year-old home in the neighborhood of her dreams, she kept the 950-square-foot floor plan but gave it a modern, environmentally friendly update that won a LEED platinum...
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950 sf platinum beauty!
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Build Green to Save Green: The Lure of LEED in Senior Housing - Senior Housing News

Build Green to Save Green: The Lure of LEED in Senior HousingSenior Housing NewsThe healthy building trend can be seen almost anywhere nowadays.
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Building senior housing with healthy sustainable concepts and a look at why.

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