LEED

Thu, 09/29/2011
A handful of Chicago-area business owners with renewable-energy systems on their premises are inviting anyone curious enough to stop by on Saturday for a firsthand look at how they work.Fifteen businesses are participating in the Illinois Solar Tour, a daylong event of free, self-guided tours where individuals can get a close-up look at solar...
Thu, 08/11/2011
Karen Weigert has only been the city of Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer since June, but she’s already forging partnerships across city departments and reaching out to the business community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel created the position to push green efforts throughout city government beyond the Department of Environment and focus on creating...
Thu, 07/28/2011
Eleven wealthy families are now scouting for investment opportunities in the clean-energy sector – and the investment syndicate they’ve formed has already inked some deals. The Cleantech Syndicate was created in 2010 but only announced its formation late last month after it accumulated a large enough membership and demonstrated some investment...
Mon, 06/20/2011
     The City of Chicago currently leads the environmental sustainability movement in the United States, owning and operating 41 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facilities, more than any other city in the nation.  Mayor Emanuel, who is also the newly elected Chair of the Public Buildings Commission of...