Green Building

LEED: What Is It and Why Have It?

Every once in a while, you may enter into a new Chicago building and see a sign by the entrance that says “LEED.” We know that it must be something good to proclaim it at the door, but what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for Chicago specifically? Continue Reading»

Hotel Boom Town: Loyola Proposes New Sheridan Road Hotel With Green Roof

Loyola University is coming closer to pulling the trigger on a long-in-the-works plan to build a new hotel at an empty parcel at Albion Avenue and Sheridan Road. According to DNAinfo, the university is partnering with Atira Hotels to bring a six story, 145 room Hampton Inn to the neighborhood. The building would also include …

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Chicago Proud to Celebrate Earth Day with One of the Greenest Communities in the US

There’s plenty to be proud of when it comes to going green in the Windy City – and it’s not just the river being dyed each St. Patrick’s Day! This Earth Day, we’re proud to share that in a recent study by real estate website Redfin, one of Chicago’s neighborhoods, Valley View, was named the …

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Higher Learning: DePaul's New Theater School Takes the LEED, Wins Gold

DePaul has been expanding like crazy in the last several years, taking every opportunity to scoop up an old building or empty lot. And with so much attention being focused on its new arena at McCormick Place, people are forgetting that the university’s famous theater school has moved into its new home. The Pelli Clarke …

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