Commission on Sustainability 

and Green Technology

Development Standards Sub-Group

First draft


The Development Standards Sub-Group of the Peoria Commission on Sustainability and Green Technology has developed the following listing of desirable green technology improvements. Developers and governments are encouraged to implement


·         Promote more efficient buildings

·         Use passive solar orientation of buildings

·         Encourage solar and wind energy systems

·         Use recycled material in buildings

·         Recycle building material waste


·         Encourage rain harvesting & irrigation

·         Support the use of natural landscaping

·         Employ green roofs

·         Improve City and County staff knowledge of “green” techniques

·         Support quality construction for long lived buildings


·         Encourage mixed use development

·         Support walk to work programs

·         Encourage development that supports transit

·         Support efforts to redevelop older communities

·         Permit Live / Work Space development


·         Support natural open space and parks

·         Design wetlands, drainage systems, retention and bio swales into parks

·         Use open surface natural drainage where feasible

·         Require street trees

·         Encourage the use of geothermal energy


·         Revisit development requirements, minimizing pavement widths and cost

·         Update City / County codes to permit and encourage “green” development

·         Support the development of the local production of “green” technology equipment

      ·        Incorporate bikeways and pedestrian paths into new 

and older developments



“Going Green in Central Illinois / LEED Preparation Training”

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

This is essentially the same successful course offered last Spring, now updated and reworked with 2009 USGBC LEED information. The training prepares individuals for and will include the exam for LEED Green Associate, now the entry level designation. For those with experience and qualifications now required by USGBC (ie worked on LEED projects last 3 years), this course also prepares you to take the new LEED Building Design & Construction AP exam (formerly NC).

This training is intended for contractors, suppliers, developers, architects/engineers, trades workers, apprenticeship instructors, city/county staff and anyone interested in green building and the LEED Green Associate designation. See www.gbci.org for more on LEED.

Fair warning, this class filled in 2 ½ days last January – REGISTER ASAP by filling out the attached pdf file and faxing to ICC PDI. The form is fillable – just save the pdf to your computer, open, click over a space and start typing. Save and email or fax to ICC/PDI.

TRICON has been working with City of Peoria Workforce Development and ICC/PDI to set up green building training offerings available at ICC and through a grant from the US DOL. Scholarships are available for most applicants so that the course cost is only $350 including the Green Associate exam. Please forward to others you feel may be interested. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’ve also attached again the registration information for Building Analyst and Envelope Professional Training and BPI Certification. This training is geared for the residential market – contractors, workers, energy consultants/auditors, etc. It should be said, however, that much of the information covered applies to all types of structures.

Best wishes.

Ginger Johnson Executive Director P

ALM / TRICON 124 SW Adams, Ste 315

Peoria IL 61602

Phone 309.637.0934 Cell 309.369.7232







The Center for Livable Communities is a national initiative of the Local Government Commission (LGC) which is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. In 1991 the LGC developed the Ahwahnee Principles for resource-efficient local and regional land use planning.

The principles create an interesting synergy among the principles of new urbanism, sustainable development, and economic development.




Nice article about Greentown and our own Bauer Power who helped the city install green power. 


2008 Sustainable Government Symposium

The 2008 Sustainable Government Symposium and Green Government AwardsWhen: Friday, December 12 from 8:30am to 3:00pmWhere: Department of Agriculture Building, State Fairgrounds, Springfield, ILPlease join the Council for a symposium dedicated to greening Illinois state government operations and policies. Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit


Morning panelists will discuss energy efficiency and conservation programs, green procurement, green leased office space, and recycling and waste reduction. Morning working groups will provide an opportunity to exchange best practices and brainstorm future sustainability projects with other agencies.

After lunch, Lt. Governor Pat Quinn will address symposium attendees and present the 2008 Green Government Awards to state agencies that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the sustainability of their programs and operations. From 1:30 to 3:00pm, the Green Governments Coordinating Council will hold its final quarterly meeting of the year. Everyone is welcome to stay for the meeting and participate in further discussion.


Great article in the NYT today about the trend toward Wind Manufacturers seeking Midwest Production Facilities:


Thanks to Jason for sharing.

Jason Loyet
Bauer Power