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Friday, May 7th, 2010

Project location: 168 Elm Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 Firm: de la fleur LLC Project Landscape Architect: Marcus de la fleur By Kareeshma Ali Quite often when it comes to implementation of innovative design, people shy away saying, “not in my backyard!” This “NIMBY” attitude was a big driver in the transformation of Marcus de la [...]

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Sunday, April 11th, 2010
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Location: Hannah’s Bretzel, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 Owner: Florian Pfahler Architect: UrbanLab By Azmina Alimohd The restaurant industry is well-known for its wasteful habits and large carbon footprint, disposing of materials such as Styrofoam, plastic and trash. Fighting the customary commercial business practices, Hannah’s Bretzel brings a new rise to Chicago food consumers. Hannah’s Bretzel [...]

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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5354 N. Paulina Architect: Alphonso Peluso, Vertex Architects, LLC By Jason La Fleur, LEED AP On a cold February day, Alphonso Peluso of Vertex Architects, LLC laughed when asked about his motivations for pursuing LEED certification. “We were doing all of the right things anyway, so we figured why not get LEED-certified as well?” During one [...]

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Monday, February 15th, 2010
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Location: Sloan Valve Company, 10500 Seymour Ave., Franklin Park, IL Developer: Aerotecture Builder/General Contractor (for Sloan Valve Site): Englewood Construction By William Olson The Chicago region has been a natural laboratory of sorts for sustainable design, having earned itself the moniker of the “Green Roofs City” and a top rating among US cities for its [...]

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Friday, February 12th, 2010
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Location: 155 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606 Owner: JBC Opportunity Fund II & III / Morgan Stanley Real Estate Developer: The John Buck Company / Brijus Property Company Architect: Goettsch Partners General Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Mechanical Engineer: Hill Mechanical Group Owner-advocate for LEED Management: Environmental Systems Design Inc. [...]

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010

DIVERT YOURSELF! The following contains an update. The update reflects a location change for the Rebuilding Exchange. Celebrate the Rebuilding Exchange’s One Year Anniversary February 12th Celebrate the Rebuilding Exchange’s first anniversary and help raise funds to support building deconstruction and reuse on February 12, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the retail [...]

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