Heritage Oaks Golf Club has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Heritage Oaks Golf Club was first designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2015 and is one of over 900 courses in the world to hold certification from Audubon International.
August 1, 2023
Sadly, a burr oak tree had to be removed Tuesday from Village Green Park. Arborists from SavATree Nels Johnson Tree Experts were called to remove the damaged branches, and they determined that the top of the main leader, or tree stem, had a substantial amount of rot and was not structurally sound.
November 1, 2022
Northbrook Park District was presented with three awards on Friday, October 14, 2022 by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) – 15 Year Commissioner Service, Best Friend of Illinois Parks and Best Green Practices. The District has collaborated with ComEd to replace light fixtures with new, reliable, resilient and energy-efficient LED fixtures at eight separate District locations through ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program.
May 27, 2022
Northbrook Park District is slated to receive $689,967.50 from ComEd to install energy-efficient lighting throughout District facilities and parks. In addition to covering the costs of labor and materials for lighting upgrades, projected energy savings are estimated to be $135,616 annually. These savings represent approximately 28% of the District’s pre-COVID-19 electric usage in 2019.
March 4, 2021
A nearly $25,000 grant from ComEd will assist the Northbrook Park District in reaching sustainability goals for the new Techny Prairie Activity Center—TPAC. The grant was awarded in recognition of the fact that the building is 50% more efficient than ComEd’s baseline requirements. These energy savings were made possible due to the thoughtful construction of the building that includes Polyisocyanurate insulation with high R-values for greater thermal resistance, high-performance, triple-paned windows that are purposefully placed throughout the building and a high-efficiency HVAC system.
September 5, 2019
A generous $1.78 million grant to the Northbrook Park District ensures its new Activity Center will achieve Net Zero Energy building status, by generating as much renewable energy as the building needs to operate. The funding, from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, will support conservation measures for the 44,200 square-foot building located in Techny Prairie Park and Fields. Northbrook is the second Illinois park district to receive a grant to build a Net Zero Energy building.
July 15, 2019
Incorporating the Northbrook Park District’s Mission of environmental stewardship, the Activity Center will be constructed as a Net Zero Energy Building—a highly energy efficient facility that will create as much renewable energy as the building consumes.