Chicago is near and dear to my heart for several reasons, but lately it’s been because of its commitment to sustainable initiatives. These initiatives are transforming it into one of the greenest cities in the world.
Unsurprisingly, the first large-scale shopping center in the United States devoted entirely to socially responsible products and services is being built 10 minutes north of the Loop.
Not only are the developers employing reuse [they are repurposing a 250,000 sq ft factory] and sustainable practices [LEED certification, solar panels, a green roof, priority parking for electric vehicles, HVAC system] they are also securing the site as a landmark.
The building is due to open this fall. Lots more information can be found here.