Jane serves as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

WJW’s Jane Sloss served as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. The topic of her panel was Innovation – Health and Housing. They discussed the strong and growing connection between personal and public health and the quality of the built environment. Jane, along side Mark Stroker and Peter Toepfer, offered practical…

Lunch and Learn with Matt Matros

WJW recently welcomed successful business entrepreneur and health guru Matt Matros to the office. In our ongoing search for new sources of creativity and inspiration, Matt joined the team for a Lunch & Learn in our Food & Architecture series. Matt is the founder of the health conscious fast food restaurant chain, Protein Bar. He is experimenting the newest…

Country Lane Apartments achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Country Lane Apartments in Sterling, Illinois, recently received Enterprise Green Communities Certification. This 48-unit development with a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units. With a rigorous standard, Enterprise Green Communities Certified Projects must achieve standards in Integrative Design, Location and Neighborhood Fabric, Site Improvements, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Materials Beneficial to the Environment, Healthy…

Blue Sky Meadows achieves LEED for Homes certification with a silver rating

Blue Sky Meadows, a 40-unit, affordable housing development in Havana, Illinois, received LEED for Homes Certification with a silver rating. Included in the certification was achieving Energy Star of New Homes certification. The homes employ green features such as as energy efficient appliances, high efficiency furnaces and cooling systems, water conserving plumbing fixtures, and use…

Indian Trails Apartments achieves Enterprise Green Communities Certification

Indian Trail Apartments in Lawrenceville, Illinois, recently received Enterprise Green Communities Certification. This 44-unit development features 6 one-bedroom, 29 two-bedroom and 9 three-bedroom units. With a rigorous standard, Enterprise Green Communities Certified Projects must achieve standards in Integrative Design, Location and Neighborhood Fabric, Site Improvements, Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Materials Beneficial to the Environment, Healthy…