Category Archives: Lifestyle

Cool Roofs

Green roofs have long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the building and increasing investment opportunity, especially in areas where outdoor space is limited. Condo associations have even started to implement green roofs and planter boxes … Continue reading

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Residential Outpacing Commercial Solar Photovoltaics

(source: Proud Green Home) Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry … Continue reading

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To Rent… or Buy

The spring market is in full swing and many residents are moving into new housing. Many are debating whether purchasing is still a great option, or whether renting is better suited for them. Continue reading

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Let it Rain

Though it may not fully feel like it, spring is upon us! April showers, is the time many homeowners start to prep their lawns and gardens for the coming summer. But there are a few things some homeowners can do … Continue reading

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Chicago Spire

Developer Garrett Kelleher has reached an agreement with his largest creditor, Related Cos., over a financing plan that would allow him to keep control of the Chicago Spire site and potentially search for construction financing Continue reading

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Steve Fifield wants to cap the Kennedy

(Crain’s) Steve Fifield is pushing a big idea for the West Loop: Millennium Park West. The Chicago developer has been pitching anyone who will listen about his $300 million proposal to build a 15-acre park over a stretch of the … Continue reading

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Designs for 95th Red Line Stations

On November 19, 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the design renderings for the new 95th Street Red Line station, a project to modernize transit and promote economic opportunity on Chicago‚Äôs South Side. CTA 95th Red Line station rendering on Flickr … Continue reading

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City of Green

The American Council For An Energy-Efficient Economy released its score card that ranks cities. Chicago has come in at the top ten, ranking 9th overall as one of the greenest cities in the country. Boston topped the list primarily because … Continue reading

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EXPO Chicago 2013

EXPO Chicago, The international expo of contemporary / modern art and design will be at Navy Pier Sept 19-22. Full details at EXPO Chicago

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Whole Foods and Englewood

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods plan to open a new location in the Englewood neighborhood, an area which has seen minimal quality retail for several decades. Though opposition says that the store and its prices will have a difficult … Continue reading

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