Yearly Archives: 2015

2015 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report and Building Data Released

As one of the third-party verifiers for the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance, Eco Achievers is pleased to share the 2015 Chicago Energy Benchmarking Report (link) and the first release of building-level energy performance data (link) under Chicago’s Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance (www.CityofChicago.org/EnergyBenchmarking). These efforts (and more) are raising awareness and transparency about building energy use,…
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Why Developers Don’t Go Green – and What You Can Do to Change That

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a term that most people are familiar with. The number of LEED-certified offices, retail spaces, hospitals, schools, industrial facilities, and homes is greater than ever. It’s quickly becoming a building industry standard across the world. We all want to be leaders in energy efficient design… right? Not…
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Industry News: IL Expands Sustainability Criteria for Affordable Housing Developments

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) recently submitted a Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for the state’s Affordable Housing Tax Credit Program. The QAP dictates that in order for a project to qualify for financial assistance, it must submit its application and follow a checklist detailing criteria such as building concept and design, location, and local…
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Why You Need to Attend the 2015 Passive House Conference

The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) conference is coming up in just a few weeks. And one of our favorite highlights this year? It’s in the Windy City.   That’s right, building enthusiasts. The 10th Annual PHIUS national conference is being held in Chicago, September 9-13th. Are you a builder? Architect? Work in the real…
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