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 […]
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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 […]
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]
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.
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.
2011 is a year of anniversaries, some good, some bad, and not just for our country but also for the world and especially in the architectural/design fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired General Colin Powell addressed Greenbuild attendees this morning in Chicago. He focused on lessons learned about leadership during his military career and how today’s leaders can use those lessons.
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.
Editor’s note: You might expect a post about an event called NEOCON to appear on Red, Green & Blue, but, as our friends at GreenBuildingTalk point out, NEOCON is a trade show for interior furnishings (with no particular ideological leanings, we’re guessing). The show took place in GBT’s hometown of Chicago, so they got a […]
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. […]