Monthly Archives: February 2012

This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Tax-credit collapse takes the wind out of local wind-power industry’s sails

When politics creates uncertainty in the renewable-energy sector, it’s often bad news for entrepreneurs and businesses trying to make a buck in those industries. That’s the general reaction this week among Illinois business owners and executives running wind-energy companies in … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Evanston architect gets kudos for first North Shore LEED Platinum house

The Glencoe house Nate Kipnis isn’t the sort of architect who builds eco-friendly houses for the sake of bragging about the latest green bells and whistles he’s added. In fact, he makes a bigger deal about employing ancient energy-efficient design … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Tenants finally stream into Green Exchange

The long-awaited Green Exchange is finally buzzing as more eco-minded businesses started moving in just after the new year. You’ve probably seen it hundreds of times from the Kennedy Expressway, jutting out to the east on Diversey Avenue. The rehab project of … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green Delete wipes data from hard drives for safer IT recycling

Green Delete Inc. picked a pretty good time to hang out its shingle. The Chicago-based firm, which has been open a year, helps other companies erase data on computer hard drives and servers before they get rid of the equipment. In … Continue reading

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