Green Drinks – Evanston Green Building Ordinance

In 2010, the City of Evanston with broad support from community organizations developed and passed a Green Building Ordinance which applies to large new construction and renovations in Evanston. The ordinance is the main policy tool that the City utilizes to encourage sustainable and green building practices in Evanston. This ordinance was a direct outcome of the City’s 2008 climate action plan which called for reductions in emissions from the City’s building stock.

Come learn about the ordinance’s positive effect in Evanston and hear about the next policy the City is developing to address greenhouse gas emissions in Evanston’s existing building stock.

Green Drinks events are informal and free of charge.


  • Mark Muenzer , City of Evanston — Will provide an overview of the Evanston Green Building Ordinance’s effect on new buildings in Evanston since 2010
  • Justin Dickinson, The Janko Group — Will speak to his experience as a contractor developing a building in accordance with the ordinance
  • Kumar Jensen, City of Evanston – Will briefly discuss the City’s development of a building utility benchmarking ordinance

When: Wednesday, December 2nd. Networking is 6:30 – 7:00 p.m..

Where: Curt’s Café North, 2922 Central St., Evanston.  Please note that Curt’s serves great food and that the venue is BYOB.

What:  A chance to learn, network, exchange ideas and get involved!

Cost: Green Drinks events are free and open to the public. We welcome anyone with an interest in the monthly topic, this month’s is Evanston’s Green Building Ordinance.


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