Category Archives: green design

FMNH in the News: It’s Not Easy Being Green (For a 95 Year Old Building)

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (21 April 2016) notes the Museum’s achievement of LEED Gold certification, and how the sustainable operations within this historic building are a green asset to … Continue reading

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San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

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Become LEED Accredited: LEED Green Associate Training Sessions Feb. 4th & 6th

LEED Green Associate Training Two one-time study courses are being offered in Chicago next week. Reduced rate for full-time students! Thursday, February 4th, 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00PM University of Illinois – Student Center East (SCE) – Room 610 – 6th floor … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Rooftop Farm” Opens on Chicago’s South Side

Gotham Greens, a New York-based urban agriculture pioneer, has expanded its territory to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the Chicagoland area. Operating from the rooftop of an existing manufacturing plant on the city’s south side, this innovative urban … Continue reading

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RU Sustainability Efforts Profiled in Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and ChicagoInno Articles

Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts, plans, and accomplishments have been getting a good amount of positive press lately in the wake of the university’s releasing its first Strategic Sustainability Plan in June. Back on June 12th, reporter Paulina Firozi published a front-page article … Continue reading

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RU’s Wabash Building Earns International Honors

Last month RU’s Wabash Building, the LEED-Gold certified “vertical campus” that opened in the fall of 2012, won another major architectural/real estate award. This news release is reprinted from the Roosevelt public relations announcement on 8 June 2015. Roosevelt University’s … Continue reading

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Prescribed Burn at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Scheduled for this Week

As part of Roosevelt University’s commitment to restoring a healthy prairie ecosystem at our Schaumburg Campus, we will be conducting a prescribed burn of the Campus native prairie this week. The date will be determined by the weather. Fire has … Continue reading

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