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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Report finds uneven results in green building projects

A new report on green buildings in Illinois shows owners who pay a  premium for eco-friendly features find it’s worth it, but only if managers maintain the building’s systems as intended. In addition, green building projects in Illinois that made energy … Continue reading

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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: ReBuilding Exchange rides growth into bigger HQ

Contractors and homeowners looking for reclaimed building materials will soon have a new, more central location in Chicago to find aged window fixtures, doors, bathtubs and much more. Next week, the ReBuilding Exchange, an affiliate of the non-profit Delta Institute, is relocating … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: A look back at the Greenbuild conference at McCormick Place

An estimated 25,000 people engaged in eco-friendly building and design descended upon McCormick Place this week to swap ideas and business cards at the annual Greenbuild conference sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Since its first gathering in 2002, the … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Reclaiming wood from the urban forest

Bruce Horigan and his wife, Erika, have been expanding their family-owned tree-recycling business by supplying the growing demand of eco-minded people looking to furnish their homes and businesses — and even hospitals — with reclaimed wood. The North Shore couple are trained … Continue reading

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