Monthly Archives: June 2011

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Engineering firm grows via projects to shrink cities’ carbon footprints

A relatively new Chicago sustainability engineering firm is in expansion mode to help shrink the carbon footprint of cities and buildings around the globe. PositivEnergy Practice LLC was formed about 18 months ago by the three partners of architectural firm … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Startup turns home cleanout into home greenout

One Chicago-area green entrepreneur is making it easier for homeowners looking to de-clutter in an eco-friendly way by taking their stuff and donating, recycling and avoiding the landfill. Fran Horvath started Greenout Cleanout as a full-fledged company about six months … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Bike-sharing outfit rolls out more stationss

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Rothschild By Judith Nemes As thousands of Chicago residents are participating in this week’s Bike to Work Week, a one-year-old bike-sharing program is gearing up for expansion to ride that wave of interest. B-cycle, a bike-sharing … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Tapping old, new technology to boost the life span of city’s trees

The Stanford, Conn.-based tree maintenance company Bartlett Tree Experts is aiming to help Chicago-area clients maximize the longevity of their trees by tapping high-tech solutions from the IT lab and testing low-tech solutions borrowed from ancient cultures. The company’s research arm … Continue reading

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