Bank Retrofit Focuses on Holistic Sustainability

CHICAGO — GreenChoice Bank will open two new "holistically sustainable" community bank branches on February 1 after completing the retrofit of a pair of century-old buildings.
Last July, GreenChoice Holding Co., the parent company of the bank, acquired Family Federal Savings of Illinois, which was established in 1910, and began retrofitting and re-engineering its structures.

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Language Center Features First Geothermal Heat System for University

The 18,000-square-foot center features a new transparent envelope consisting of low-E glass windows. Photo by James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
CHICAGO — The new Sandi Point Errant Language and Culture Center at the University of Chicago at Chicago was completed this fall and marks the first in a series of environmentally friendly improvement projects planne

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Greenbuild Swells With Capacity Crowds

CHICAGO — Greenbuild, the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual conference, swept through Chicago last week, cramming the facilities at McCormick Place with more than 21,000 attendees and 850 exhibitors.

The conference site appeared overwhelmed at times with limited space for educational seminars and attendees waiting in long lines to hear speakers and purchase food and beverages.

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