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Legislative Hurdles to Greening Chicago

March 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Danielle Wagner

It’s no secret that Mayor Daley has made it his mission to help Chicago earn the title of “greenest city in the nation.” And while some cities across the nation have followed Chicago’s lead in expedited green permitting processes, density bonuses, incentives, greening municipal buildings and fee reductions and waivers, is the City of Broad Shoulders still an innovator of the sustainable movement? Other city governments have begun to take green building to the next level by mandating it and adopting standards into their building codes. But how does Chicago fare on the national stage?
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