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  • Save a Sample! Goes National with Recycling Drive

    Design firms in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Rochester, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., can now donate materials.

  • Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Offers A Low-Carb Plan For Chicago

    The first phase of the Chicago Central Area Decarbonization Plan focuses on eight key strategies to meet the city’s carbon emissions reduction goals.

  • Reborn on the River

    The revitalization of a riverside indutrial hub continues as a 19th-century building is transformed into the Beacon Institute of Rivers and Estuaries' Center for Environmental Innovation and Education

  • University of Illinois’ Gable Home

    The Illinois team's Solar Decathlon project meets Passive House Institute standards, requiring 80% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional homes.

  • Managing Moisture to Maintain IAQ

    To maintain a healthy indoor environment, it is important to mitigate and prevent mold growth.

  • O'Hare Incorporates Sustainability Into Its Renovation

    To accommodate the passenger load and improve the airport, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley presented the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) in 2003 as a vision for building a 21st century airport.

  • Bill Increases Illinois Renewable Energy

    Senate Bill 2150, signed into law last month by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn increases the number of utility companies that will meet renewable energy goals and creates specific goals for solar energy in Illinois.

  • State Building Code to Save Energy

    New residential buildings in Illinois will use less energy and cost less to operate thanks to the residential energy-efficient building code passed by the Illinois General Assembly.

  • Bricks, Pavers, and Cobblestones From Gavin Historical Bricks

    The company’s bricks, pavers, and cobblestones originated on historical buildings and roads. The 150-plus-year-old European-blend cobblestones shown here, reclaimed from U.S. streets, offer a smooth surface look from decades of wear. Other products include Old Chicago–style bricks, Antique Indiana...

  • Display house Built With FSC-Certified Materials

    Portland, Ore.-based Forest Products Solutions unveiled the first FSC House trade-show display at the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last November in Chicago.