Publications for 2009

Regional Green Building Case Study Project: A post-occupancy study of LEED projects in Illinois

October 26, 2009

The Regional Green Building Case Study Project analyzes the post-occupancy performance and costs and benefits of 25 LEED projects in Illinois related to: measured energy and greenhouse gas emissions, water, commute transportation, construction and operating costs, green premium, health and productivity impacts, and occupant comfort.

Capital Bill signing by Governor Pat Quinn Remarks

July 13, 2009

On July 13, 2009, CNT Vice President of Policy, Jacky Grimshaw, gave remarks at a press conference held  by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.  Grimshaw’s remarks were in support of the state capital bill  signed by Governor Quinn.

Equity Express Fact Sheet

June 24, 2009

Equity Express Financial Education Workshops give participants the information and support they need to decrease household expenses, increase savings and reduce environmental impacts. They respond to two major crises of our time- economic and ecological- by increasing the wealth of asset-poor households through consumer choices that are both financially smart and promote sustainable living.

Empowering Consumers Through a Modern Electric Grid

April 7, 2009

The Illinois Smart Grid Initiative (ISGI) involved an ad hoc and voluntary assembly of individuals and organizations interested in improving Illinois’ electric power system and services for consumers. This report identifies several key policy considerations that CNT believes should be examined in future work to develop the smart grid concept in Illinois, including the workshop and collaborative [...]

Green Infrastructure Data Quantification & Assessment

March 1, 2009

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), along with Hey and Associates Inc. (Hey), have conducted research to monitor and document the performance of green infrastructure for stormwater management. The Project was funded, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5.

Making Smart Choices: Transit-Oriented Development Selector Analysis of South Suburban Corridors

March 1, 2009

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) is working to build transit oriented development (TOD) at the most intense level consistent with local community desires and market conditions throughout the south suburbs. To support SSMMA’s initiative, CNT conducted a preliminary analysis of the potential for TOD in 33 south suburban station areas.

Beltway Burden: The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation in the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area

February 9, 2009

This report provides a comprehensive examination of the cost of place in the Washington, DC, region, presenting a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction look at the combined housing and transportation cost burdens for households in the metropolitan area. Drawing on the latest research and methodologies, estimates of household transportation costs are used to develop a new way of looking at the [...]