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USGBC-Illinois Announces New Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities for 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour

The unique educational event offers a wide range of corporate sponsorship packages and branding opportunities for building products manufacturers and consumer-focused brands and institutions.

Chicago, IL, June 20, 2014 --( The second annual GreenBuilt Home Tour, a one-of-a-kind event for consumers to experience the best in sustainable design and building, is offering unique sponsorship opportunities for companies seeking to enhance public awareness of their environmental sustainability efforts.

The Tour, which takes place July 26-27, is presented by the United States Green Building Council Illinois Chapter, is made up of more than a dozen recently completed or in-process houses. Each dwelling features a variety of innovative residential design ideas, building practices, mechanical systems, and building materials that represent both the present and future of sustainably-built, energy-efficient, “green” homes. Homeowners and other tour attendees can see and evaluate green-building options in actual dwellings, as well as talk to the designers, builders and homeowners at each location – to ask questions or connect with skilled professionals.

As the organizer of the awareness-building event, USGBC-Illinois requires that homes on the tour be third-party verified (or pending verification) to ensure they are built to national standards - earning certification through programs such as: ENERGY STAR for Homes, LEED for Homes, GreenStar, the National Green Building Standard, HERS rating, and Passive House. Tickets for the Tour are sold on the GBHT website, with proceeds going to support the USGBC-IL chapter initiatives

The GreenBuilt Home Tour attracts visitors across the metro area; with homes located from the Wisconsin border to Naperville and beyond. The 2013 Tour tallied approximately 1,200 visits in two days and reached more than 200,000 Chicago area residents through a special newspaper section published and distributed by the Chicago Tribune. With an increased marketing and public relations budget, the GreenBuilt Home Tour has expanded both online and offline promotions to include the a new Tribune pull-out section, posts on popular social media platforms, the USGBC-IL and GreenBuilt Home Tour websites, an extended email marketing campaign, as well as editorial coverage in various Chicago area media occurring before, during, and after the Tour.

Sponsorship packages start at $500 and go to a top tier of $20,000 – which includes a special thank-you gift for the sponsor to enjoy chauffeur-driven transportation in a luxury hybrid or electric vehicle to each home on the tour, complete with a gourmet locavore lunch.

Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Denice Shuty at ArchiBusiness Marketing at 630-338-6535, or email, or contact the Chapter’s Executive Director Brian Imus at 312-245-8300, or email at:
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USGBC- Illinois Chapter
Katie Kaluzny
Denice Shuty, ArchiBusiness Marketing

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