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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

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