LUCHA’s Director of Affordable Housing, Charlene Andreas, presented on best practices and led tours of our Tierra Linda Passive House, the first affordable, multi-family, certified Passive House in Illinois, at the the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild convenes professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions to promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.
“For me, it was a great forum to see what others are doing around sustainable design and healthy housing from a broad spectrum of those involved in the built environment. I have a list of new ideas and strategies I want to dig into and learn more about and see how they could benefit LUCHA and our residents and staff. I also connected with some new people doing exciting things in sustainable design and look forward to potential opportunities to work with them, even including fellow presenters on Passive House and looking to share our outcomes so we have collective learning on how Passive House benefits affordable housing.” – Charlene Andreas