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Friday, November 27th, 2009

By William Olson Developer: Calamos Real Estate LLC Development Architect: Lohan Associates, LLC Although most suburban development in the Chicago region has spurred on automobile-dependent urban sprawl and contributed to runaway greenhouse gas emissions, Naperville, Illinois—one of America’s quintessential edge cities—is now home to one of the nation’s models of hotel sustainability. Renowned as the [...]

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

By Jessica Tobacman Roosevelt University has begun plans for a new student center, incorporating a new eco-friendly edge into their design. The lobby of the university’s Auditorium Building currently houses a model that includes this structure and an artistic rendering of the institution’s new project. Located at 421 to 425 S. Wabash Ave., the Wabash [...]

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

By Susan Turner One of the purposes of establishing a green rating system such as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is to reduce the consumption of the earth’s resources. Historic buildings are one of the largest repositories of embodied energy. This project, located at 2620 W. Washington, retains the embodied energy of the [...]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Susan Turner Architect Jessie McGrath and developer Sylvan Shank, like many others in their field, have gotten into the spirit of Chicago’s green movement, beginning restoration of a project located on 1927 N. Honore. The building, constructed in 1907, was developed during the Chicago’s Garden Movement (c1900-1941), and is located on a street with [...]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

By Kate Yoshida The report titled Removing Market Barriers to Green Development (U.S. EPA, Northeast-Midwest Institute and Delta Institute, 2008) grew out of earlier work done to promote redevelopment on brownfield sites. By carefully identifying obstacles at every step and in every conceivable direction, EPA Region 5, the Delta Institute and the Northeast-Midwest Institute have [...]

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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Philosophically, green design and preservation hold common values and goals. Both movements are comprised of stewards, protectors of environmental and cultural resources for future generations, and both strive to reduce energy consumption. Preservation is about more than keeping pretty marble foyers and handsome facades intact. It is about retaining a cultural resource that was inherently respectful of the environment, and was built to last hundreds of years. It’s about life cycle costing, and building for future generations.


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