The Department of Buildings

Useful Green Links

Chicago Green Map Project    
The Greenmap Project is a Liberal Arts course offered three times a year for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in urban issues, sustainability and map making.

Chicago Green Homes Program

The Chicago Green Homes Program (CGHP) is a voluntary certification program for Chicago homeowners, residential builders, and developers looking to incorporate sustainable design into their residential building.
    
Energy Star for Homes    
Energy Star is a national program from the U.S. EPA and U.S.that offers a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort for one's home, while helping to protect the environment.
    
Environmental Building News  
Environmental Building News (EBN) is a monthly newsletter featuring information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building--from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality.
    
GreenBean

GreenBean is a news and discussion forum dedicated to reporting on built, in-progress, and unbuilt green building projects in Chicago.
    
GreenSpec
This online directory lists product descriptions for over 2,000 environmentally preferable products.
    
Greenmaker    
Greenmaker is a one-stop shop for energy intelligent, environmentally sensitive and healthy building materials.
    
Illinois Association of Energy Raters   
The Illinois Association of Energy Raters is group of energy consultants and building technicians specializing in identifying cost-effective residential upgrades for new and existing homes that can save homeowners money on their utility bills.
    
LEED    
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
    
USDOE High Performance Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.