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Chicago Rises in Ranking of Green Office Space

October 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Chicago has moved up in a ranking of the nation’s largest metropolises on a recent survey of sustainable office space. According to the 2016 Green Building Adoption Index, over 72% of the Chicago market’s qualified commercial space is certified green, up from 63% last year. And with nearly one-fifth of all commercial buildings in the area certified, Chicago comes in at second on the list of the nation’s 30 largest markets, right behind San Francisco.
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Chicago Third in Nation for Green Building Adoption

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

CBREChicago has retained its ranking among the nation’s largest metropolises on a recent survey of sustainable office space. With 63.4% of its office space certified green, Chicago came in third, behind Minneapolis and San Francisco. As Chicago is significantly larger than these two other cities combined, this market has clearly embraced green real estate practices like no other.
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Neighborhood Focus: Eco-Conscious in Andersonville

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

Bike corrals, mobile urban parks, recycling bins and business certification are some of the more visible examples of the ecological acumen of Andersonville’s commercial corridor. Bike corrals promote healthier travel around the neighborhood.

Bike corrals, mobile urban parks, recycling bins and business certification are some of the more visible
examples of the ecological acumen of Andersonville’s commercial corridor.

Changes in how we interact with our environment come about in different ways. For example, the president can make a call to action on renewable energy, like Barack Obama did in this year’s state of the union address. Legislation, such as the revised energy conservation code, mandate behavior modification. But for the residents of north side Andersonville, change can also percolate from the bottom up.
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Changing Standards: What it Means to Be Green

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

On May 1, 1893, before a bustling crowd in Chicago’s Jackson Park, President Grover Cleveland pressed a button, activating the hundred thousand incandescent lamps strung about on thick cables. They were to illuminate the “White City,” the neoclassical buildings of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and bespoke a new era of technology.
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