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Index Publishing is pleased to announce the latest issue ofSustainable Chicago, an e-zine published in cooperation with the City of Chicago's Department of Environment, Department of Buildings, the Chicago chapters of the USGBC and AIA and other leaders of Chicago's efforts to lead by example in sustainable design and development.
The Fall issue shows that the revitalization of Chicago's industrial districts is far from over. Last issue we toured the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center in Bridgeport and previewed the vertical farm planned for the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Now the nation's largest PV farm has opened in West Pullman, bringing more green collar jobs to the South Side.
One article sure to provoke controversy is Jonathan Wootliff's piece on the precautionary principle—the ethic of preemptively averting social or environmental harm. The former head of communications for Greenpeace draws on current events such as the Asian Carp dilemma and the Gulf oil spill to outline a case in favor of the principle. Do you agree or disagree with him? Visit Sustainable-Chicago.com and leave us a comment.
Greenbuild is coming back to Chicago this year, and we’ve got two articles that hit on the largest green building show on planet Earth. First check out the winning local entries in this year’s Natural Talent design completion. It’s very heartening to see so many diverse ideas coming from the next generation of architects and designers. Also, prepare yourself for the big show with our preview of what to expect.
Finally, tour Chicago's latest LEED Gold buildings One and TwoPrudential Plaza and read about about ANEW, a non-profit whose aim is to eliminate the disposal of office furniture by sending it to other non-profit groups and those in need.
Each issue of Sustainable Chicago provides updates on local efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, including the latest design and development strategies, featured local projects, city and county incentives, new products and services and business justifications to build green. Unlike other publications, Sustainable Chicago will provide valuable insight to all members of the local real estate community into green development that will help improve their ROI and continue to keep the Chicago area at the forefront of the sustainable movement.
We hope you enjoy this issue of Sustainable Chicago and invite you to offer your comments and suggestions based on challenges and successes you have experienced in seeking "ROGI"—return on green investment. Please send your comments or article suggestions to us.