|Monday, 3rd March 2008|
Sadhu Johnston from the office of Mayor Richard Daley, City of Chicago, highlighted the city's tradition of innovation in architecture from balloon-frame houses to steel skyscrapers to today’s green buildings at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Chicago was one of the first cities to adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system and today Chicago has almost 200 LEED certified and registered projects more than any other city. Public and private institutions throughout the Chicago area have adopted sustainable building practices that make urban spaces more environmentally responsible. Taken together, these green building projects are helping to further Mayor Daley’s efforts to make Chicago the greenest city in the nation. The City is leading by example and encouraging businesses, organizations and residents in the city to embrace green building in many forms including new construction, renovations, site planning and more.
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