Chicago

Chicago City Hall Green Roof - A 20 Year Retrospective

Chicago City Hall Green Roof - A 20 Year Retrospective

Since its design and implementation nearly 20 years ago, Chicago City Hall continues to offer a dramatic, relevant image of the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of living architecture technologies.

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

A new report commissioned by Friends of the Chicago River says the development of an environmentally friendly “blue-green corridor” along the river system in northeastern Illinois would create $192 million in annual economic benefits, in addition to boosting wildlife, water quality and recreational opportunities.

How Cities are Driving Growth in the Green Roofing Market

How Cities are Driving Growth in the Green Roofing Market

Here in the U.S., the demand for green roofing solutions is growing for homeowners, business owners, and developers. Many major cities have adopted specific ordinances requiring green roofing on new buildings to assist in the battle against climate change.

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago's Green Roofs

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago's Green Roofs

Researchers have created a framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs and provide city officials with the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

Up On The Roof: Garden Club Thrives Atop Park Ridge Condo Building

Up On The Roof: Garden Club Thrives Atop Park Ridge Condo Building

Two years ago, a garden that sits on top of a condominium building in Park Ridge was in jeopardy.