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Sustainable Design at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial

December 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Christian Jebsen, CEO Kebony

Chicago has long been a leader in the field of architecture. From the Willis Tower to the John Hancock Center, countless feats of architecture span the city, creating Chicago’s one-of-a-kind skyline along Lake Michigan. The city’s architectural accomplishments have been celebrated in photographs, paintings and films for decades, but for the first time in history, the city came together to celebrate architectural innovation at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial—North America’s largest international exhibition of modern architecture.
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Working Toward a Zero Carbon Future

June 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Christian Jebsen, CEO Kebony

The carbon cycle is a natural phenomenon which allows the Earth to sustain life. This means healthy amounts of carbon are naturally present in the Earth’s atmosphere. However, human activity and the onset of industrialization have dramatically altered this equilibrium by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and decreasing the number of natural sinks used to remove it from the atmosphere. Although countless industries are responsible for this altered state, one in particular is making headway in the race to solve this global issue.
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Beyond Cost, the Environmental Benefits of Wood Buildings

June 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

By Duane Schantz

For many building designers, the choice of wood as a structural material is driven by price. Wood is cost effective—in terms of materials, speed of construction and design flexibility—while meeting code requirements for safety and performance in a wide range of building types. However, as green building has evolved beyond its initial emphasis on operational energy efficiency, it has become increasingly clear that, in addition to cost, there are compelling environmental reasons to choose wood.
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