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Episode from the podcastSustaining Elgin

006 - Green Building Technology and Energy Conservation

Released Tuesday, 14th April 2020
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Host Franklin Ramirez discusses Green Building and Energy Conservation with Elgin Sustainabilty Commissioner Laura Kenney. Laura is also an urban planning and policy graduate student at Northern Illinois University, focusing on environmental planning. What does it mean for a home or building to be designed, built and maintained with “LEED” certification? How does one make energy saving renovations to one’s home or business? Elgin is retrofitting all of its public street lighting fixtures with LED lights. What does that mean for the City of Elgin? Tune in to hear Laura and Franklin discuss the importance of planning long-term for home and building energy use. *Note: Given the coronavirus situation, this episode was recorded with Laura as a call-in participant.