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Monday, December 7th, 2009
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By Kareeshma Ali Owner/Developer: Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux/Hospice Design Resources Contractor: Pepper Construction The “green revolution” has often been associated with its attempts to address the adverse impacts of development footprints. However, too often the issues of public health and safety take a backseat during the design process and are overshadowed [...]

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009
850-lakeshore

By Susan D. Turner, AIA, PMP, LEED AP Developer: Matt Phillips, Integrated Design Development Group LLC (IDG) Architect: Larry Booth, Booth Hanson (Chicago) HVAC Consultants: Deirdre McDaniel, WMA Engineering (Chicago) Interior Design Bonnie Mason, Interior Design Associates (Nashville) Estimated Cost: $ 150,000,000 Designed in 1924 by Jarvis Hunt, the former Lake Shore Athletic Club is [...]

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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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 [...]

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
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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 [...]

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Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Glenview, IL

This home features several sophisticated green technologies such as geothermal HVAC and a grid-tied, battery backup 2.5 kW photovoltaic system.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009
2931 W. Lyndale St.

Among the most innovative of the home’s green features is the use of insulating concrete forms (ICFs). According to the Insulating Concrete Forms Association’s website, the use of ICFs results in sturdier, quieter, more energy efficient homes. Instead of being made of wood paneling like traditional houses, ICF homes are built with concrete containing two layers of insulation, and are built to withstand the damages of fire, wind and time. The use of ICF should result in lower heating and cooling expenses.

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