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Radio Flyer HQ Earns LEED Platinum

Radio Flyer Inc’s company headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, has earned LEED Platinum certification, the company announced this week.  Focused on environmentally sustainable practices, the certification acknowledges the key design decisions made on the project, including the renovation of existing warehouse space, dedicated recycling areas, and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. “Our mission is to create […]

April 16th

Future of Distributed Solar & Solar Investment Tax Credit Among Hot Industry Topics at Solar Power International

Solar professionals will gather at largest solar energy show to address issues critical to industry’s continued success and growth trajectory Solar Power International 2013 (SPI ‘13), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, will provide a platform for discussion of a wide variety of trends, new product introductions, and critical issues as […]

October 9th

Solar-Powered Affordable Housing in Chicago

This is an encouraging story about affordable solar-powered housing that is being planned in Chicago. Thanks to Zach Shahan from CleanTechnica. Photo: Chicago skyline from Shutterstock [repostus jump=4 hash=59adc04602e74cb60c022fd76d68d46e title=Solar-Powered+Affordable+Housing+In+Chicago host=Clean+Technica short=1B0K2 snip=Reposted+from+Solar+Love%3A+Kyocera+Solar+and+VGI+Energy+have+teamed+up+to+put+solar+power+on+some+affordable%2C+multi-family+housing+units+in+Chicago.+%E2%80%9CVGI%E2%80%99s+retrofitted+buildings+throughout+Chicago+have+been+outfitted+with+20kW+rooftop+solar+arrays%2C+providing+electricity+from+the+clean%2C+renewable%26hellip%3B thumb=4613037]

March 21st

New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

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.

February 8th

Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

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.

April 23rd

DC Tops LEED States

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.

March 8th

LEED for Homes Award Winners

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.

January 14th

Greenbuild 2010 Preview

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.

November 8th

GreenBuildingTalk: Legendary Green Architect Peter Pfeiffer’s “Greening the Kitchen” Presentation

Editor’s note: Chicago has become quite the hot spot for green building, so our friends at GreenBuildingTalk (who are based there) have frequent opportunities to hear from some of the brightest minds in the field. Today’s post share excerpts from a presentation by architect Peter Pfieffer, and was originally published on Monday, April 21, 2008. […]