Green Zoning and Building Code Project

GREENING OF THE WILL COUNTY ZONING & BUILDING ORDINANCES

Business Sustainability REVISED WILL COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE
The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant provided funds for a consulting team - Duncan Associates, with the Lakota Group and Primera - to assist Will County in updating and greening the County's zoning ordinance.  The project was coordinated by the Land Use Department of the County Executive’s Office and the County Board’s Ordinance Review Subcommittee.  It included a comprehensive revision of the zoning ordinance which became effective October 1, 2012. 
The revised zoning ordinance either removes impediments to sustainability and energy conservation practices or offers encouragement for adopting such innovative development methods.  The revised zoning ordinance drew support from the Will County Farm Bureau, Three Rivers Manufacturers Association, the Will County Center for Economic Development and many others.
Examples of changes include the following:
Expanded administrative adjustment (variance) authority.  The changes reflect the authority granted by state law and will result in a greater number of minor matters being eligible for expedited processing as administrative adjustments.
Expanded Planning and Zoning Commission authority.  As a way to streamline the approval process, changes give the Planning and Zoning Commission authority to approve a much wider variety of variances, which could cut as much as 45 days from the typical process.
LEED-ND.  The ordinance outlines the incorporation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Neighborhood Development, into the Planned Unit Development process.  LEED-ND includes performance standards for certifying the planning and development of neighborhoods. The intent is to promote healthful, durable, affordable, and environmentally sound practices in building design and construction;
Alternative energy sources.  Changes authorize and expand opportunities for voluntary utilization of wind, solar and geothermal energy sources.
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Upcoming Green Events

2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
2014 Textile Recycling Event at County Building
Event's details
April 28, 2014-May 02, 2014

Time:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Location: County Office Building, Joliet, IL-IL


Textile Collection at the County Office Building Monday through Friday during normal business hours in ccoperation with Goodwill. This event will accept clothing, tableclothes, linens, drapes, towels, shoes, and more. Bring items for reuse and recycling. See Scott Slocum from WJOL AM1340 on Friday morning 6am-9:00am
 
 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)
Mokena Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 03, 2014-May 03, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Mokena Hickory Creek Metra Parking Lot, Mokena, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
2014 Household Hazardous Waste, Motor Oil & Electronics Collection Event
Event's details
May 31, 2014-May 31, 2014

Time:08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: William B. Orenic School Parking Lot, Plainfield, IL-IL


Collection of nearly all types of electronics and household chemicals, hazardous materials and liquids at a school with a Plainfield address, in the midst of Joliet and Shorewood.
 
 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Will County Book Reuse and Recycling Event with Document Destruction
Event's details
June 06, 2014-June 08, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Plicher Park Nature Center, Joliet, IL-IL


Residents are invited to bring books and magazines to share or recycle to this three day event at Pilcher Park in Joliet. Confidential documents are also welcomed for certified destruction. This event is FREE of charge.
 
 (09:00 AM - 04:00 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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