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Smith Electric Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

December 7, 2012 / No Comments

As the demand for electric vehicles has increased, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles together have come up with a smart plan to open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the city. Smith’s plan to open a facility in the city was inspired by the mayor's voucher system designed to convert diesel vehicles to zero-emission electric ones. With this ...

InterPark Announces Green Sweepstakes

September 2, 2010 / No Comments

In an attempt to encourage the concept of environmental sustainability in Chicago, InterPark has announced that it is launching the 2010 "Green Sweepstakes" contest. The Sweepstakes has exciting prizes to be won – most sought after of which will definitely be a two-year lease on a 2010 Tesla Roadster convertible.

2008 Green Roof Award of Excellence in Downtown Chicago

September 29, 2008 / No Comments

And the winners are ... Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. It looks like there's a trend these days to redesign rooftops into spectacular eco-friendly retreats no matter what the costs are. Do these guys do it for publicity or just to do their good deed for the environment? A little bit of both I suppose. Take the guys at Hoerr Schaudt ...

Chicago’s Green Bridge – 7 Facts About It

July 12, 2008 / No Comments

Chicago is reputed to be one of the top 10 greenest cities in the United States. The windy city, not famous for wind power, does have another idea ... a green bridge. So here's what we know about it. The bridge: has a price tag of $1 billion will be used as a breakwater will use wind turbines to line the bridge and create ...