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…

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Fox Meadows Independent Living is NGBS Certified!

Fox Meadows Independent Living in McLeansboro, IL, recently achieved the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Silver Certification! Located a block from the McLeansboro town square, this two-story affordable housing development provides 30 dwelling units to independent seniors, and includes a variety of common spaces and outdoor patio area for residents. Key green features at Fox…

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Elizabeth presents at 2018 Housing Matters! Conference

Elizabeth recently gave a presentation at the 2018 Housing Matters! Conference in Bloomington, IL, with Dena Bell of IFF.  Titled “Models for Affordable Housing Scattered Site Developments: Two Case Studies and Perspectives,” their presentation provided both a developer’s and an architect’s perspective on design, regulatory review, and construction processes, and focused on two scattered site…

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Martin Avenue Apartments featured on NCTV17

Heidi was featured on NCTV17 representing WJW in a story about the upcoming renovation and addition to Martin Avenue Apartments in Naperville, Illinois. Martin Avenue Apartments are operated by Naperville Elderly Homes, Inc., and offer a gracious and friendly place for seniors or persons with disabilities on a limited income to live. The new renovation…

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments

Todd, Jane, Alexis, Albert, and Jacquie represented WJW in a groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments on October 12th, 2018. Distinguished guests at the event included Alderman Joe Moore of Chicago’s 49th Ward, members of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Department of Planning & Development. Clark-Estes Apartments is located on an ideal site for a moderately-scaled, mixed-use, transit-oriented development.…

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WJW visits the Omni Ecosystems Green Roof

Hosted by WJW alum Will Prescott, members of the WJW staff recently visited the downtown Chicago headquarters of Omni Ecosystems for a tour of their green roof and to learn more about the organization’s sustainable products for buildings.   Founded in 2009, Omni Ecosystems is a manufacturer of living infrastructures that seeks to bring nature to the…

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Fall Harvest Celebration BBQ at Hope Manor

WJW staff recently paid a visit to Hope Manor to check in with the residents about the progress of the garden that was started earlier this year, and to celebrate its abundance with a Fall Harvest BBQ lunch! In addition to grilling and eating about 60 hot dogs and 20 veggie burgers, we were able…

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WJW participates in ZeroLandfill 2018 Fall Event

Earlier this week, WJW was able to donate old samples and supplies in an environmentally-friendly way by participating in the material drive for ZeroLandfill’s 2018 Fall Event. ZeroLandfill Chicago is a volunteer-run organization that diverts material samples from the landfill and supports the supply needs of local educators and community artisans. Each spring and fall,…

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