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New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

February 8th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

Rather than drive, think about walking more. A number of advocate groups celebrate a newfound urbanism developing throughout popular US cities. The following cities usher in a new-defined sense of urban living, enticing inhabitants to walk about more often


Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

April 23rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The tower at Rush University Medical Center opened in January 2012 designed by Perkins + Will. It is the largest new construction health care facility in the world to receive LEED gold certification. Its shape takes form from a butterfly but it received high sustainable remarks in tons of other areas as well including green design, construction and operation


Education Enables Tomorrow’s Leaders in Design

April 4th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley

Education is a primary factor to a smarter generation of sustainable practices. This is both true in life and in architecture. Many books and websites are dedicated to increasing the awareness that greener choices are needed and must start at a very young age.


Chicago Skyscraper to Generate Solar Electricity

March 24th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

In an experimental program, Chicago’s tallest building, Willis Tower (previously the Sears Tower) will soon feature high power density photovoltaic glass units (PVGUs) on the south side of the 56th floor


DC Tops LEED States

March 8th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the top ten states in terms of LEED certified building square capita for 2010 last week. Washington D.C. tops the list and Nevada comes in second.


Green Parking Garage Not All It Appears

February 3rd, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

Chicago's first green parking garage is not as green as it appears. From wind turbines that do not turn to encouraging occupants to drive gas-guzzling cars, the project is under scrutiny from local residents


LEED for Homes Award Winners

January 14th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

Several projects were honored at Greenbuild in November, including a LEED Platinum house built for under $100 per square foot, an affordable housing project named after General Colin Powell, and the most prolific LEED for Homes provider in the nation


Greenbuild 2010 Preview

November 8th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Greenbuild Expo 2010 is next week in Chicago. Get a preview of some of the notable events here, and follow Green Building Elements to get full coverage next week



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