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Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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Architect: Nathan Kipnis Architects Developer: Scott Simpson Builders Location: 370 Washington, Glencoe, IL 60022 By Kate Yoshida In December, 2011, a LEED Platinum residential certification was awarded to Barry and Natalie Slotnick, owners of 370 Washington Avenue in Glencoe.  This is the highest level attainable with the USGBC program.  It is the second new construction [...]

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Owner/Developer: Rick Bayless Architect: Farr Associates General Contractor: Goldberg General Contracting By Garratt Hasenstab Most “foodies” associate the name Rick Bayless with innovative Mexican cuisine, however now Bayless also stands out as a leader in Chicago’s sustainable development scene. First came the groundbreaking gourmet Mexican restaurant, Frontera Grill. Then Bayless brought Topolobampo to the scene, [...]

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Owner/Builder: Jacek Helenowski By Jason LeFleur One man’s dedication and research to a thorough whole-house remodeling project has resulted in the greenest home in Chicago, and quite possibly the greenest for the budget. Jacek Helenowski began meticulously renovating and building his home in Chicago’s far northwest side over 6 years ago, slowly working with thoughtful [...]

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

By Kelly Dilbeck The nation’s largest green consumer living event returns to Chicago celebrating its 10th Anniversary on May 14-15, 2011. Green Festival events will be held at Lakeside McCormick Place and are sure to engage, entertain and empower Windy City attendees once again. Green Festival takes a well-rounded approach to celebrating “green,” from its [...]

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011

By Rosie Powers, managing editor Southwall Technologies, a company that specializes in the manufacturing of high-performance and energy-efficient glass, has plans to establish a state-of-the-art facility in Chicago to aid in its global production process. “(The factory) will be focused on automated production of insulated glass products,” said Bruce Lang, president of Southwall Technologies. “It [...]

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Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Owner: Chicago Botanical Garden Design: Archeworks Location: View Larger Map By Kareeshma Ali, assignment editor Not long ago, a lot on the southern tip of Bridgeport was in as desolate a state as the other 75,000 vacant lots in Chicago. But now when one walks past the corner of 29th St. and Halsted Ave., they [...]

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