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September 2014


2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour Features Twin Lakes WI Home.

The 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour scheduled for July 26-27, 2014 features 18 one-of-a-kind homes that demonstrate the present and future of residential design and building innovation. The unique event, now in its second year, helps raise public awareness about healthy and sustainable home-building practices in real-world applications.

Each home on the GreenBuilt Home Tour features a variety of residential design ideas, building practices, mechanical systems, materials, fixtures, and furnishings applicable to a wide range of home styles, sizes, and prices. Of the 18 homes on the tour, five are renovations of existing homes.

A recently completed "green" home in Twin Lakes, WI is also featured on the tour. The home was constructed using the latest materials and technology to achieve higher levels of healthy indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

Homeowners looking to renovate an existing home, or build a new home can connect with the area’s most accomplished green-building pros at each home to get ideas and ask questions.

The tour debuted in 2013 as an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter. With 16 homes on the inaugural tour more than 1,500 visits were tallied. During this year’s tour more than 70 volunteer docents will be on site to assist visitors and assemble groups to explore each residence – led by the home’s architect or builder approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm.

Tickets for the tour, which takes place the last weekend in July, can be purchased on the GreenBuilt Home Tour website. An all-access pass for unlimited visits both days is $25.00. Single home passes are $10.00, with all proceeds going to support USGBC-IL chapter initiatives.

To connect with the tour on social media, or to see images and drawings of the homes, please visit the tour at:



About the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter
The USGBC-Illinois is non-profit membership-funded organization working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. It is the local affiliate of the USGBC, a national nonprofit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry. The Chapter offices are located in the Merchandise Mart. For more information, contact the Chapter’s Executive Director Brian Imus at 312-245-8300, or email at: or

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