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Chicago Honors Exceptional Eco Projects With Greenworks Awards

by , 11/03/10

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Sankofa House by Harley Ellis Devereaux

Sankofa house is a project specifically designed for kinship families, such as grandparent-headed households with children and young adults transitioning out of foster care. The building includes surface management systems, high-efficiency HVAC, recycling and sorting shoots, low-flow plumbing, and it was finished with low-VOC paint. There is also a partial green roof, and 8 wind turbines atop the building. The development of the Sankofa House was a pilot project under Chicago’s Department of Housing’s Green Residential Program that serves as a model for future affordable housing projects.

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Advanced Technology Center by S&C Electric Company

This high power testing facility’s Advanced Technology Center is one of the first industrial buildings in the Chicago metropolitan LEED Gold certification. The 43,000 sq ft building houses testing centers for generators and a new Smart Grid product. The ATC is one of the most environmentally-friendly facilities of its kind in the world. The structure minimizes environmental impact through numerous energy-efficient and sustainable design features, including an 8,000-square-foot green roof, use of recycled content and locally-produced building materials, and other innovative measures.

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This week, finalists faced off in a public presentation, telling the audience why their project or business is most deserving of the award.  The event was moderated by Peter Nicholson, Principal of Foresight Design Initiative. His group is well known in Chicago for aiding businesses to initiate sustainable models, and they have also been partners with the mayor’s office in coordinating the Greenworks Awards.

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  1. Frauen Westen Gro脽handel August 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

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  2. Lea Bogdan December 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The winners were announced at a ceremony last night! For the Built Environment Category the award recipients were: Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lakefront Comfort Stations by Muller&Muller Ltd., and the Sakofa House by Harley Ellis Devereaux. The Fast Pitch audience choice winner was CNT Energy Savers. Congrats to all of the winners!

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