There have been many innovations in recent years as our country continues to value making a positive impact on the environment. If you are looking to learn more about going green and how you can make a difference, the Chicago Center for Green Technology is the place to do so. Experts at this facility engage community members and professionals in this modern and sustainable learning environment.
According to their website, CCGT is “the most comprehensive green design educational resource in the Midwest.” Additionally, “The Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT) is the first rehabilitated municipal building in the nation to receive the LEED® Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.”That being said, people can explore their current programs including: Green Tech U, guided and self guided tours and the green building resource center.
The Green Tech U seminars are led by leaders in the industry to allow the public to learn about topics including: sustainable sites, building science, urban environment, energy systems, conservation science, low impact living and green businesses. People who are looking to become educated on new green building techniques can get their start at this facility and become certified in the track areas listed above. Classes are offered at the general and professional levels.
The center welcomes visitors and volunteers and also hosts events throughout the year.
Are you or anyone you know, building or renovating your home? One of the upcoming events that the Chicago community can take part in is a chance to learn more about finding a great “green” architect when remodeling and designing your home. The event will help new home owners in their search for a green architect. Register here!