Greenbuild Affordable Homes Tour: 11/20

October 21, 2010 :: Posted by - Jason :: Category - GreenBuild 2010 Legacy

Affordable and Green: Greenbuild Legacy Home Project
November 20, 2010
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Early: Member $45/Non-Member $45
Regular: Member $65/Non-Member $65

Organizations like Habitat for Humanity have been successful in providing affordable housing to families they determine can handle the financial and maintenance obligations of the new homes they build. The anticipated energy and maintenance costs of ownership figure prominently in qualifying potential future homeowners. This project is designed to Read more » »


Greenbuild Early Registration Deadline 9/17

September 14, 2010 :: Posted by - Jason :: Category - Education and Events

For discounted rates to the Greenbuild 2010 Conference and Expo, you must Register by Sept. 17, and take advantage of the 1-day Residential Summit for just $250 ($300 after Sept. 17).
Greenbuild 2010 Residential Summit

Greenbuild: Residential Summit and More!

The third annual Residential Summit – Thursday, Nov. 18 – headlines Read more » »


Two Affordable LEED Homes to be Built for Greenbuild

August 11, 2010 :: Posted by - Jason :: Category - Affordable Housing, GreenBuild 2010 Legacy

Habitat for Humanity Lake County has teamed up with USGBC and Bank of America to build two LEED Platinum homes side-by-side as part of the Greenbuild 2010. The homes will offer a miniature regional green building case study in occupancy costs down the road for two construction types.

Both homes will have the same floor plan and appearance but will be built using two different construction methods. The Greenbuild Legacy Home project will feature state of the art ICF and panelized construction, while the second home, targeted for 75% competition by Greenbuild, will be built using conventional stick construction as an opportunity for Greenbuild attendees to view its construction process. Currently both homes are aiming to achieve LEED for Homes Platinum certification. Construction cost data and performance will be tracked and published for both homes once both are complete. USGBC’s commitment to affordable green housing extends beyond Greenbuild, as fully 40% of the homes in the LEED for Homes program are affordable.

The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability will serve as the LEED for Homes Provider on the project. Learn more about this affordable housing project by viewing the full article at Real Estate Rama.

Greenbuild 2010 - LEEDfor Homes Legacy Project

Wood frame home on left, ICF home on right


GreenBuild registration discounted until Sept 7

August 02, 2010 :: Posted by - Jason :: Category - Education and Events

We’re fortunate this year to have the world’s premiere conference and expo on green building coming to our backyard from November 17-19 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.  Here are some of the residential highlights:

  • Main conference and expo
  • 1-Day Residential Summit
  • Offsite Tours featuring this home and this one,
    and the GreenBuild Legacy LEED home tour.
  • Offsite Education sessions
  • Pre-conference Workshops (more details below)
  • Affordable Housing Summit

Note: Early bird registration discounts will end Sept 7! Read more » »