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Sunday, November 4th, 2007
Green-Home and Remodeling Guide

Chicago Green Homes (CGH) is the city’s green certification program for small residential projects. Most of the concepts are similar to LEED®, but whereas LEED® is fairly performance-based, requiring a certain amount of research and calculation to demonstrate compliance with each credit, Chicago Green Homes is more prescriptive, which is easy for small projects to use.

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Friday, November 17th, 2006
457 N. Sacramento Tower

Location. 2900 W. Ferdinand, Chicago, IL 60612 Map Owner Christy Webber Landscapes Here’s a brief update on the latest component in Christy Webber’s Greenworks project. A 67′ tower is being constructed within the on-site detention pond to house two Aerotecture wind turbines with a total electrical output of 2 kW. The simple but interesting structure [...]

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
1244 N. Clybourn

Location 1244 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60610 Map Owner Mercy Housing Lakefront Architect Murphy/Jahn Architects Near North SRO is a 5-story, 96 unit single room occupancy that will be home to those on the CHA waiting list or at risk of homelessness. The average unit is only 300 square feet, but like many modern SROs, [...]

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Saturday, September 16th, 2006
4000 W. Lake

Location 4000 W. Lake, Chicago, IL 60624 Map Owner Bethel New Life Architect Farr Associates Image ©Farr Associates | Architecture | Planning | Preservation, Chicago, IL Bethel Center is 23,000 sf, 2-story commercial center comprised of storefront retail spaces, a daycare center, an employment center, and a community computer lab. The building has a direct [...]

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Sunday, August 13th, 2006
10204 S. Central Park

Location 10204 S. Central Park, Chicago, IL 60655 Map Owner St. Xavier University Architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz Rubloff Hall is a new 5-story, 37,000 sf residence hall on the campus of St. Xavier University seeking LEED® Silver certification. The 26 unit, 87 bed building is opening to students this month and is the third of [...]

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
610 S. Michigan

Location 610 S. Michigan, Chicago 60605 Map Owner Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies Architect Krueck + Sexton Architects The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies is a 10-story, 155,000 sf mixed-use building located in the landmark South Michigan Avenue streetwall. This project doesn’t boldly announce its green qualities to the world, but rather meets many competing [...]

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