Martin Avenue Apartments achieves NGBS Certification!

Martin Avenue Apartments has earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located in Naperville, Illinois, the development provides 190 units of affordable housing for seniors within a renovated three-story building and a newly constructed five-story addition. Key green building features include: • Increased exterior insulation and air sealing • Low-flow plumbing fixtures •…

Highland Villas achieves NGBS Certification!

Highland Villas has earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located in Highland, Illinois, the development provides affordable housing for seniors through eight townhouse buildings and a community building. The project includes 48 residential units available to seniors ages 55+, including 43 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom apartments. In addition to the residential apartments,…

Clark-Estes Apartments achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Clark-Estes Apartments has earned an Enterprise Green Communities certification! Enterprise Green Communities is the nation’s only national green building program designed explicitly for green affordable housing construction, demonstrating a holistic approach to green affordable housing. To achieve certification, all projects must reach required mandatory standards within categories of Integrative Design, Location + Neighborhood Fabric, Site…

Michelle to present in UIC’s Summer 2020 Symposium on Energy, Environment & Sustainability

This Wednesday September 23rd, Michelle will be participating as a presenter and panelist in UIC’s Summer 2020 Symposium on Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (SEES). The symposium will offer insight into the importance of the ecological footprint of buildings, and how to better plan and build sustainably for the future. The event will run from 3-4…

Marycrest Village achieves NGBS Gold Certification!

Marycrest Village renovation recently earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Gold Certification. The project was a moderate rehabilitation of an existing three-story, 56-unit independent seniors affordable housing building in Joliet, IL, and was completed in November 2019. The project received tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Renovations included new finishes throughout…

Montclare Senior Residences of Lawndale achieves LEED Silver rating!

Montclare Senior Residences of Lawndale has achieved a Silver rating for LEED! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Key…

Indian Trail Apartments II is NGBS Certified!

Indian Trail Apartments II in Lawrenceville, Illinois recently received 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located less than a mile away from downtown Lawrenceville, this development is designed to integrate with and take advantage of the amenities found in the adjoining neighborhoods. The project consists of 30 dwelling units of affordable housing in…