Chicago’s new building regulations require EV charging infrastructure to be installed

The new regulations stipulate residential buildings with five or more units and commercial properties with 30 or more parking spaces must have EV equipment installed at 20% of the parking spaces

Chicago leads US in energy-efficient office space

Chicago’s percentage of certified green office space increased to 71.1% in 2019, up from nearly 70% last year

Chicago to install 40,000 LED streetlights as next step in modernisation

The move forms part of a larger scheme to update infrastructure, which will replace 270,000 lights in total, making up 85% of streetlamps across the city

Chicago architects unite to battle climate change

Nearly 80 Chicago architecture and design firms have come together to fight climate change. In the short term, the Architects Advocate group aims to raise awareness about environmental issues but in the future hopes to promote legislation, discuss reforming building codes and even support green-minded candidates. The companies that make up the group say they are […]

US promotes safety in wind industry

Government agencies and wind energy experts teamed up in Chicago to promote safety in the industry. More than 30 professionals attended the Suzlon training centre and were taught how to climb a turbine, perform self-rescue and go through rescue scenarios. The three-day programme provided both classroom and practical training for the attendees. Trainees were given hands-on […]

Efficiency measures for people with disabilities

An American utility based in Chicago (pictured) claims to have organised the nation’s first scheme for people with disabilities. Beginning in homes for assisted living in Illinois, the programme will see adults with learning difficulties learn from and teach others how to save energy and money. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), which serves around 70% of […]

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