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Life in the Lab: Experimenting With the Single-Family Home

March 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

It is early adopters that drive down the prices and stretch the capabilities of new technologies, whether it’s the first production automobiles or the latest smart phones. And with much of the green building industry only just emerging, it requires that willingness to try something new, to redefine what’s possible, if these technologies are to take root.

Even before Jim and Beth Masterson decided to refashion a former schoolhouse from the 1880’s into a green home for themselves and their five children, they had begun implementing a greener life. They eschewed the clothes dryer in favor of line drying and the family became avid recyclers and composters. It was an experiment in how environmentally conscious they could make their daily routines without disruption. Read more

Quarles & Brady Chicago Achieve LEED Gold

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP recently achieved LEED-CI Gold from the USGBC, making it the first publicly registered law office in Chicago to achieve LEED Gold status. Read more

Waukegan Superfund Cleanup Begins

February 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cleanup work made possible with $18.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds is now under way at the former site of Outboard Marine Corp. in Waukegan. OMC is one of 51 superfund sites across the nation to benefit from Recovery Act funding.
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