Tag: Green construction

Alta strikes Gold with LEED certification

Alta strikes Gold with LEED certification

Hey, EnV -- Alta at K Station will see your basic LEED status and raise you a Gold. With 848 apartments spread over two towers, Fifield's apartment ...
A high-style Bucktown home on the path to LEED Platinum

A high-style Bucktown home on the path to LEED Platinum

The four-bedroom / 3.5-bath home at 1610 N Honore St may enter the exclusive ranks of Chicago's LEED Platinum-certified homes. And that's only one ...
Get a charge out of Parc Huron's garage

Get a charge out of Parc Huron's garage

To get LEED Gold certification, a development needs at least 60 credits' worth of green things. Parc Huron earned three of those credits by installi ...

Lots of talk, little action for LEED candidates

The next time someone mentions "LEED certification" during a sales pitch, remember that you have access to the US Green Building Council's directory o ...
120-year-old three-flat in Bridgeport gets the green treatment

120-year-old three-flat in Bridgeport gets the green treatment

The guys on the client services end of our company occasionally get tips from their own broker contacts and pass them my way. Last week, someone at Ko ...
Parc Huron prices, incentives to be unveiled with opening of leasing center

Parc Huron prices, incentives to be unveiled with opening of leasing center

Wait until April 5 -- that's the message that comes across again and again on Parc Huron's newly updated Web site. Everything you want to know about r ...
An eco-friendly two-bedroom in Bucktown

An eco-friendly two-bedroom in Bucktown

The newest video through a Sergio & Banks-marketed property finds Realtor Melissa Govedarica guiding Joe Zekas through Ultimate Homes' eco-friendly ...
APEX Exteriors renovators trained to identify and mitigate dangers of lead paint

APEX Exteriors renovators trained to identify and mitigate dangers of lead paint

Upcoming legislation will require residential restoration companies to inform clients about the presence and dangers of lead-based paint in their home ...

Taking charge – the next big upgrade?

Are pre-wired vehicle charging stations the next must-have features for new homes? KB Homes will install plugs for electric and hybrid cars to its new ...
Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Homeowners at Ultimate Homes' new six-flat at 4847 N Ashland Ave should save about 25 percent on their utility bills thanks to their homes' green fe ...
The nearly news: Resales and rentals at Chicago's "favorite eco-friendly project"

The nearly news: Resales and rentals at Chicago's "favorite eco-friendly project"

With Aqua saddled with Fannie Mae issues and uncertainty surrounding its hotel component, and with the Parkhomes taking their sweet time in closing (d ...
The present and future of green building

The present and future of green building

During the media tour of the Winthrop Club in Evanston, the topic of green construction and LEED certification came up over and over again. I talked ...
Beer vat flooring and more from the Green Bungalow Expo

Beer vat flooring and more from the Green Bungalow Expo

Over the weekend I ventured over to the Merchandise Mart to explore the 2009 Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo, and I wasn't alone. More ...
Flair Tower pursuing LEED certification

Flair Tower pursuing LEED certification

Flair Tower, 222 W Erie St, is set to open to renters Spring of 2010 with 98 units, 9,500 square feet of retail and 210 parking spots. According to ...
Going beyond green: More features and finishes at 4847 North Ashland's homes

Going beyond green: More features and finishes at 4847 North Ashland's homes

In our last video about Sergio & Banks' new green condos at 4847 North Ashland, agent Melissa Govedarica shows me a few more of the development's pe ...
More green features at 4847 North Ashland

More green features at 4847 North Ashland

In our second video at this green development in Ravenswood, we explore the features of a master bathroom in this green construction. Glass tile (co ...
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