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Chicago ranks in top 10 of sustainable cities
Chicago ranks in top 10 of sustainable cities

Chicago ranked at No. 7 among the most sustainable cities in North America, according to Arcadis’ recently-released Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. To measure the sustainability of 100 cities across the world, the SCMI looks at three factors in each

The Future of Green Building

                      By Logan Broyles It seems green building is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look there are new projects popping up, new sustainable technologies being designed, and

Streets in Wyndham Deerpoint Community Laid Using Recycled Roofing Shingles

Wyndham Deerpoint Homes is renowned for paving a smooth path to homeownership for countless customers over the years. And now the homebuilder is paving a smooth road to greater environmental consciousness—literally—at its Tall Oaks single-family home community in Elgin.

Illinois Representative Karen May Awarded U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 Leadership Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded State Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) with a 2010 Leadership Award in the Public Sector Category.  The Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that signify vision, leadership and commitment to

Dream Town Opens New Chicago Real Estate Office in Lincoln Square

Dream Town Realty opened its fourth brick-and-mortar location this Monday at 4553 N. Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The 2,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility was constructed with a number of eco-friendly components and specialty features. It will serve

1610 N. Honore: A New Developer Does Right By The Environment

When developer Tom McGrath left the healthcare industry to “follow his bliss,” he had one goal: He wanted to build quality homes in Chicago while leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible. That’s just what developer McGrath is

2008’s Top-10 Green Building Products

BuildingGreen LLC, publisher of the “GreenSpec Directory” and “Environmental Building News,” have named the 2008 Top-10 Green Building Products. This seventh annual award, announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in Boston, recognizes exciting products drawn from

Top 10 Green Building Trends For 2010

Earth Advantage Institute, a nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 11,000 sustainable homes, has announced its selections for top 10 green building trends to watch in 2010. The trends, which range from energy “scores” for homes

2008’s Top-10 Green Building Products

BuildingGreen LLC, publisher of the “GreenSpec Directory” and “Environmental Building News,” have named the 2008 Top-10 Green Building Products. This seventh annual award, announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in Boston, recognizes exciting products drawn from

Make an Old Home Green

By Judy MacDonald With new green construction grabbing all the attention, you might think that older homes have no place in the green movement; however, this is not the case. If you remember the three R’s of green  reduce,

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