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New Facility Will Train Electricians in Next-Gen, Sustainable Technologies

The IBEW NECA Technical Institute campus has long been a recognizable site to drivers on I-294 as they travel through southwest suburban Alsip. It will soon stand out even more, however, after distinctive structures including turbines and solar panels go up. That’s not to mention a building that will look like the latest spaceship to land in the Chicago region since the Soldier Field redesign.

Lucas Museum Starts to Take Shape

lucas4The renderings are in for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that will go up on a parking lot adjacent to Soldier Field. Filmmaker George Lucas announced the project earlier this year and tapped Beijing-based MAD Architects to design the museum.

Chicago Center for Green Technology to Close

DSCF0092One of the landmarks of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s green initiatives is coming to a close. The Chicago Center for Green Technology will cease operations after Friday, October 31, 2014. The building will no longer be available to the public for tours and no more Green Tech U classes will be held.

Illinois Organizations Honored for Achievements in Environmental Protection

Twenty-four Illinois companies and organizations were honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were presented yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The honor is presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chicago Green Office Challenge: Making it Easy for Chicago Businesses to be More Sustainable

GCOC_logoWith the change of a few light bulbs, DTZ, a property management company, has edged out healthcare brand solutions firm, Purohit Navigation, for the current #1 ranking on the live leaderboard. Competition is heating up in the Chicago Green Office Challenge, and it is bringing in offices from every sector to see who is the greenest of them all. Why does it matter? Chicago’s buildings account for 71% of its greenhouse gas emissions, and we spend about $3 billion to heat, cool and operate those buildings.

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