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Monday, January 4th, 2010

By William Olson Introduced by the Office of Richard M. Daley in 2001, the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) is a plan to reconfigure O’Hare International Airport’s intersecting runways into a more modern layout and bring a new western terminal facility with additional airline gates and parking. The $6.6 billion program is intended to substantially reduce [...]

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
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By Garratt Hasenstab Owners: Beth & Jim Masterson Architect: Sullivan Goulette & Wilson – www.sullivangoulette.com Engineer: dbHMS – www.dbhms.com Builder/ General Contractor: Crescent Rock – www.crescentrock.com The Masterson Residence, located at 735 West Willow St. in Lincoln Park, is a truly striking example of “Adaptive Reuse”—the greenest of green building practices. Projected for completion in [...]

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Friday, December 11th, 2009

By Rick Prohov Oct. 26, Evanston City Council voted 8-1 in favor of an ordinance requiring large new commercial buildings to meet the LEED Silver standard of green building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a comprehensive building rating and certification system maintained by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The [...]

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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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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Developer/client: Allsteel/Gunlocke Architect/interiors: HOK Chicago By Katherine Darnstadt Gunlocke and Alsteel, two renowned companies in the furniture and design world, have come together for the completion of a project that will add a green touch to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, Allsteel designs, builds and delivers progressive and relevant workplace furniture solutions, while Gunlocke is an industry [...]

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Friday, November 27th, 2009
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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 [...]

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