Net Zero Building Tour: Techny Prairie Activity Center, Northbrook, Illinois, Oct 19, 10-11:30 am

  • 19 October 2022
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:30 AM
  • Event Host :  Illinois Green Alliance
Techny Prairie Activity Center, Green Building Tour
Event Description

Join Illinois Green and the Northbrook Park District for a guided tour of one of the first net zero energy verified projects in Illinois! Designed by Wight & Company, the 44,200 square foot Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC) is a PHIUS+ 2015 & Source Zero Certified Project. 

The facility received a $1.78 million grant from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help fund construction and materials to achieve the Net Zero Energy Building status outlined by the foundation. The new building opened to the public in January 2021, started commissioning March 2021, earned net zero verification in March 2022 – in the first 12 months of monitoring!

Attendees will learn how this building produces as much energy as it uses. Members of the project team and park district staff will discuss how the park district’s program offerings shaped the building design, including windows, envelope, solar, educational signage and more. 

Learn more about the project here: 


About Illinois Green Alliance:

Illinois Green Alliance is a membership-driven nonprofit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities. We believe that green infrastructure is key to strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for everyone.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    •  Illinois Green Alliance
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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