Visit the following links for further information on green building and sustainable initiatives on the local and national levels.
Chicago Green Permit Program
The Chicago Department of Building’s expedited permit process for projects incorporating "innovative green building strategies."
Green Bean Chicago
Your source for information on “built, in-progress, and planned Green building projects in the Chicago-land area.”
Chicago Center for Green Technology
The Department of Environment's resource and learning center for those wanting to learn how green technology is cost-effective, good for the environment, and good for all people.
Chicago Climate Action Plan
Chicago’s “comprehensive and detailed strategy plan to help lower greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.”
Chicago Conservation Corps
An initiative to "recruit, train, and support a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods through environmental service projects."
Green Bungalow Initiative
Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative: Renovate, Restore Go Green
Initiatives centered around preserving these Chicagoland social, architectural, and historical treasures by offering assistance for their restoration and expansion.
City Design Center (UIC) Greystone Initiative
A preservation and restoration program for historical greystone buildings in the North Lawndale area of Chicago.
City of Chicago: Recovery and Reinvestment
Find out how Chicago is kick-starting our economy, and taking advantage of federal opportunities to create jobs, and protect people and their quality of life during tough economic times.
Chicago Waste to Profit Network
A network that addresses "Chicago’s sustainability needs by identifying by-product synergy and material reuse opportunities."
U.S. Green Building Council
“A non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation."
National Association of Home Builders: National Green Building Program
A nationally-recognized program that provides regionally specific guidelines for residential builders, remodelers, and developers in order to make green building practices easily attainable for mainstream applications.
Learn about the programs, guidelines, and Green Building initiatives taking place on the national level.
U.S. Department of Energy: The Environment
The Government's handling of environmental issues from climate change to nuclear waste disposal.
The White House: Energy & Environment
Learn more about current legislation, in addition to the Administration's stance on energy and environmental issues.