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HOK Wins Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Chicago Competition

June 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

LBCCC_2014The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Chicago (LBCCC) has announced the winner of its 2014 School Annex Design Competition. HOK’s Chicago office won first place in the design charette. The Chicago office of Valerio Dewalt Train came in second with student entries coming in with honorable mentions.
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Reducing Energy Consumption, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

December 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Neighborhood2By Matt Baker

Chicago has put a number of programs into place to challenge residents to reduce their utility consumption. It started with the Green Office Challenge, pitting commercial office spaces against each other to lower energy, materials and water consumption. Retrofit Chicago is a similar program on a larger scale, with entire buildings in competition.

The latest program aims to go even bigger, with neighborhood competing against neighborhood. The Chicago Neighborhood Energy Challenge is a six-month pilot competition among multi-unit buildings in Humboldt Park and Logan Square that will encourage residents to reduce energy usage.
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2011 Burnham Prize Competition: McCormick Place REDUX

March 9, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

By Jon Sedey

Located just minutes from downtown, McCormick Place is widely known as the leading convention center in all of North America. With over 2.7 million gross square feet, 173 meeting rooms, and a 4000+ seat theater, the facility attracts close to 3 million visitors annually and is considered to be the economic heartbeat of the convention and tradeshow industry. McCormick Place aims to be, the world’s premier host, creating a great experience for every person, every time.
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Natural Talent 2010: Small, Green and Affordable

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Early predictions of the city’s impending demise, especially for its poorest, hardest hit neighborhoods like the lower Ninth Ward and Broadmoor, have so far proven unfounded. Proof of a city on the mend exists beyond the Saints’ Super Bowl success. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently undertaking the largest task in its history, a $14 billion overhaul of the levees. And all across the Mississippi Delta, residents are slowly moving back.
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Local USGBC Design Competition Winners Announced

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on Wednesday night announced the local winners of the 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition in the Haworth showroom at the Merchandise Mart. Nineteen designs were submitted to the local chapter in one of two categories: student or emerging professional. The winning entries in each category received a pass to this year’s Greenbuild expo and their designs will advance to the next level in the national charrette.
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