Green window repair at Nov. 1 EVA meeting

Dan Nehm, carpenter and founder of Chicago Green Windows, talks about energy efficiency and repair of vintage windows at the Nov. 1 meeting of the East Village Association.

The East Village resident will describe materials and methods he uses for making old windows virtually as energy-efficient as new windows. Nehm will discuss costs and sustainability of old windows, new windows, storm windows and replacement windows.

Visitors at the 7 p.m. meeting in the Happy Village, at 1059 N. Wolcott, can ask questions and see a model vintage window, plus samples of weatherstripping, putty, airseals, and repair parts.

Chicago Green Windows is a company focusing on window solutions for vintage buildings, including repairs, weatherization and new, historically correct wood window installations. Learn more at

Nehm is a journeyman carpenter with an economics degree from the University of Wisconsin. His business grew from a belief that the best renovation practice is not to send old-growth wood windows to a landfill or to replace them with cheap windows that would fail in a few years. In 2007 he was briefly profiled in the City of Chicago’s Climate Change Action Plan as one of the “Ordinary Chicagoans Making a Difference."

His finish carpentry is on view in some of the finest mansions and law offices in downtown Chicago.He has also managed corporate consulting projects, and built commercial buildings and suburban houses. Nehm has extensive experience in custom and production trim work, door hanging, cabinetry, staircase installation and commercial door hardware installation. His credentials include InstallationMaster Certified new window installer.

EVA members are scheduled to vote Nov. 1 on the Chicago Bowl development at 1850 W. Chicago. The developer plans a performance space in the bowling alley and seeks EVA support for a city Public Place of Amusement license.

Also on the agenda is a Business Minute presentation from Bend Yoga & Movement Studio, 906 N. Damen.and hear a Business Minute presentation from Bend Yoga & Movement Studio, 906 N. Damen.
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