Business

All types of businesses are invited to learn from professionals in the fields of energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling Business Briefcaseand more. Will County offers semi-annual half-day seminars with business speakers that offer information on rebates and other ways to make $8,000 - $16,000 more annually through energy and related cost savings.

Government buildings last a long time, 50 years on average.  Buildings use a tremendous amount of energy and require routine maintenance.   

Over the years, Will County has been improving their many and varied buildings to make them more energy efficient, increase recycling and reduce water consumption. Businesses, schools and home owners may find the initiatives undertaken in a variety of buildings from offices to a garage to the county nursing home, inspiring and reproducible.  

On the following pages, information on installing a green roof, low flow toilets, T-8 fluorescent lights, high efficiency hand dryers, a cool roof and much more is provided. 

 
 

Green News, Tips & Fun Facts

Denny's in Joliet - one of only 38 LEED certified restaurants in the World
Will County Executive Larry Walsh joined Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante and others to recognize Denny’s for earning LEED certification on Monday, making...
 

Upcoming Green Events

Really, Really Free Market - Plainfield
Event's details
August 02, 2014-August 02, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, IL-IL


The Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Green Team is organizing their second annual, Really, Really Free Market. Think "Garage Sale - except everything is FREE!" Everyone is invited to bring in items they don't want and to take items they can use wiithout any fees. The event takes place at Plainfield United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 15114 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL from 10am-3pm.
 
 (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Sharefest 2014
Event's details
September 13, 2014-September 13, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Spencer Trail School, New Lenox, IL-IL


Recycling foam plastic, scrap wood, carpet padding, electronics, donating clothing, textiles and home goods, book drive, food drive, scrap metal collection, Household Hazardous Waste collection, Job Fair, Health Fair and more! (Carpet will NOT be accepted this year due to poor market conditions.)
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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Will County Land Use Department
Will County - Land Use Department - Resource Recovery & Energy
58 E. Clinton Street, Joliet, IL 60432

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