Category Archives: Architecture

JJC’s Quest for a More Sustainable Future

by Rebecca Strocchio for SUST 210 Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first community college, has developed a concern for sustainability in the past several years.  The college has worked to become more energy efficient with LEED certified buildings.  Every year its Sustainability … Continue reading

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Pullman Neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side Poised to Become a National Park Site

by Dominika Jedryczka for SUST 240 After roughly 135 years of highs and lows, the historic Chicago neighborhood of Pullman may soon be nationally recognized if and when President Obama designates the neighborhood as a national park following the Thanksgiving holiday, … Continue reading

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Big Energy Savings in Cook County

by Clare Savisky for SUST 210 The City of Chicago has slowly transitioned into a greener city. The third most populous city in the US, Chicago is a large metropolitan area filled with millions of people, thousands of buildings, and many … Continue reading

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Untapped Urban Land Resource: the Chicago Transit Authority

by Katie Budney for SUST 240 Most of us are familiar with the CTA as a method of transportation. Fewer of us are aware that the agency also operates in a landlord capacity. The CTA rents parking spaces, offices, and … Continue reading

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Sustainability at Elgin Community College

by Yesenia Lopez for SUST 210 The city of Elgin is a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL, that has been noticed for its recent changes and its efforts in promoting sustainability. The city has drawn up a detailed plan of … Continue reading

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Chicago Takes the LEED in Green Design

by Megan Ladewig for SUST 210 When people think of Chicago, they think of huge skyscrapers and enormous office buildings. Large amounts of materials like steel and glass go into making these legendary buildings. Seemingly infinite amounts of energy must … Continue reading

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Arlington Heights Leading in Sustainability

By Andrew Kellogg for SUST 210 Online The Chicago Tribune has recently reported that the EPA has given accolades to Arlington Heights for its impressive dedication to green energy.  Now designated as a “Green Power Community,” the town has distinguished … Continue reading

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