Guidelines and Technical Information

  • Basic, No-Cost Green Building Strategies
    This brief Best Practices document published by the American Institute of Architects outlines a few basic green building strategies that can be implemented with no added construction cost.
  • Green Permit Program
    Based on the LEED rating system for green buildings, The Green Permit Process offers qualifying projects an expedited permit process and possible reduction of the permit fees.
  • REGREEN Residential Guidelines
    A series of green guidelines for the most common types of residential remodeling projects from the American Society of Interior Designers and the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Stormwater Management Information
    A series of slides containing drawings and information regarding environmentally friendly stormwater management practices.
  • Costing Green: A Comprehensive Cost Database and Budgeting Methodology
    Produced by cost consulting company Davis Langdon, this detailed study draws on a large database of past projects to compare construction costs of green and non-green building projects housing similar programs.
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    Guidelines for the DCEO’s Office of Energy programs to promote the efficient use of energy resources through a variety of technical and demonstration programs.

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