Tour Overview & Participation Requirements

Join us for the Illinois Green Alliance's (formerly USGBC-Illinois) 6th annual GreenBuilt Home Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm!

This annual event showcases high-performance green homes of all stripes - particularly those that have earned third-party recognition or awards such as ENERGY STAR, Passive House, LEED for Homes, NAHB's National Green Building Standard, Living Building Challenge, GreenStar, HERS rating and more. The goal of this tour is to increase public awareness and demand for healthy, efficient, and sustainable homes. Learn more and see last year's tour homes here.

WHY JOIN THE TOUR?
The GreenBuilt Home Tour is a one-of-a-kind venue for consumers to experience green-building innovations and green technologies for the home. For design and building professionals, the tour is a unique opportunity to showcase your brand, your services, and your expertise in a way that sets you apart. Tour participants will benefit from a targeted promotional campaign that includes advertising - both online and in print, social media promotion, and local media coverage leading up to and including the two-day event.

- A presence in Illinois Green email blasts to more than 15,000 contacts
- Posts about your home and company on the GreenBuilt Home Tour Facebook page
- An enhanced listing in the GreenPro Directory
- Use of the 2018 GreenBuilt Home Tour logo for one year
- If pursuing LEED for Homes, participating in the tour can help you achieve an education credit 

APPLYING FOR THE TOUR
We are excited to hear about your project and look forward to your application. Note there is no application fee, but the information provided will be confirmed, and additional information may be collected. Applications or a note of interest must be received before Friday, March 30, 2018 to be considered for the 2018 event.

If your home is selected, you will be asked to provide at least one high resolution (1 MB or larger) home photo or rendering suitable for publication in print and online.

SPONSORSHIP
As the primary contact for the home, you will work with Illinois Green staff to secure a minimum of $1,000 in sponsorships to feature your home on the tour.  Sponsorship can be comprised of single or multiple sponsors including builders, designers, products, or services used in your home.  Upon submitting your application, Illinois Green staff will request a detailed list of potential sponsor contact information along with outreach assistance to secure sponsors.

There are also packages available if you are interested in additional recognition, including purchasing an ad to highlight your company in our event program or having materials about your company distributed to all tour attendees.  Please contact Joan Martin jmartin@illinoisgreenalliance.org for sponsorship opportunities.

NOTE 
Please prepare to spend at least 20 minutes completing this application. Information to have handy prior to completing the application is any energy performance test results, specifications and features of the home, and the contact information for potential sponsors.

Contact Liz Kuehn lkuehn@illinoisgreenalliance.org with questions about the tour or application.

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