Monthly Archives: October 2010

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green sandwich shop Hannah’s Bretzel eyes new location, city honor

Florian Pfahler of Hannah’s Bretzel With the prolonged recession forcing some eateries to scale back or close, Hannah’s Bretzel LLC, an organic-sandwich shop with two Loop locations, is moving forward with plans to open its third spot next month at … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Scaling up local efforts to make older buildings more green

A new program aimed at encouraging Chicago and Rockford-area building owners to do energy-efficiency retrofits is one step closer to kickoff after the non-profit CNT Energy was named coordinator of the effort this week. The retrofit program is being funded … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Electric-car charging firm sparks Midwest market

A Tesla recharging at one of the Carbon Day stations inside the Parc Huron garage Carbon Day Automotive LLC is betting its business on the expectation that electric vehicles will soon share the Midwest’s roads in significant numbers with their … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Clean Energy Trust aims to make Illinois a clean-tech contender

Imagine Chicago and Illinois as the Midwest’s center of clean-technology innovation and investment and you can begin to understand why the Clean Energy Trust was created. The idea for the non-profit was hatched by a powerhouse group of Chicago business … Continue reading

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