Chicago's Green Permit Program

Chicago's Green Permit Program

Janel Laban
Jul 9, 2007

While riding around town this summer (we've been logging lots of miles) we've seen many construction sites (not a surprise)- and many of them are part of the Green Permit program. We saw signs on the sites touting the program, but didn't know the details, and now we do. It's an incentive to "build green".

Chicago's Department of Construction and Permits will expedite the permit process (and will possibly waive consultant code review fees) for projects that demonstrate green strategy implementation.

Some examples from the green menu of strategies and technologies that will help a project to qualify for the permit program:

  • Green Roof
  • Renewable Energy
  • Accessibility
  • On-Site Power Generation
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Exceptional Water Management
  • Natural Ventilation

    For more info on the Green Permit Program:
    Call- 311
    Write- buildinggreen (at) cityofchicago (dot) org

    For more information about building green in Chicago:
    Chicago Center for Green Technology
    445 N. Sacramento

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