Mark your calendars for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Chicago!

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Integrating nature into the built environment is no easy feat, but when done correctly, it can be a work of art that gives back to our world instead of taking from it. Greenbuild celebrates just that by exploring new ways of sustainable building and design through teaching, collaborating and empowering professionals. View the gallery below to learn about this year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Chicago, where you can find new inspiration, learn state-of-the-art techniques and skills and meet… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Chicago snags green city spotlight for second year running

A new study has revealed Chicago to be the greenest city to work in within the United States. About 70% of the Windy City’s office spaces are certified for environmental efficiency, up from 66% last year. Other top cities include runner-up San Francisco, Atlanta, Lost Angeles, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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The annual survey is taken by the United States Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE Group) and evaluated in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The Obamas just revealed a first look at the new Presidential Center in Chicago

Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama just revealed plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The park-like campus will feature three buildings including a museum, a forum and a library. The highlight of the design is the museum, which is clad in light-colored stone and stands as a sort of “lantern” for the campus. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building