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A Green Factory to Crop Up On Chicago

A Green Factory to Crop Up On Chicago's South Side
While most 19th century manufacturing hubs were known for their poor working conditions, the Pullman District on Chicago’s South Side was the country’s first model industrial town designed to provide a safer and healthier environment for the Pullman sleeping company’s workers. Over a century later, Method, the green cleaning products brand, is now carrying on the District’s progressive legacy with the construction of its new 150,000-square-foot sustainable factory.

Rendering © William McDonough + Partners

Against the Tide

Against the Tide
Photographed by Alejandro Durán, the ongoing Washed Up series catalogues the vast amounts of trash that wash along the coast of Sian Ka'an, a federally protected biosphere in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The world's second-largest coastal barrier reef, Sian Ka'an has an ecosystem that supports hundreds of endangered species—including black-handed spider monkeys, West Indian manatees, American crocodiles, and the Central American tapir—and is also home to 330 bird species and over 850 vascular plants. Yet, the Sian Ka'an Neighbor's Association—an NGO dedicated to conservation—estimates that this preserve has been subject to 29 tons of waste in the two years it's been removing it.

Photo © Alejandro DurÁn

 

April 2014
04/18/14 A Green Factory to Crop Up On Chicago's South Side
04/08/14 Rebuild by Design Redesigns Sandy-Battered Shore
March 2014
03/06/14 Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013
03/06/14 Interview with Jenny Gersten, Executive Director of Friends of the High Line
February 2014
02/2014 Against the Tide
02/20/14 A New Recreation and Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek
02/13/14 10 U.S. Cities Tackle Efficiency
02/10/14 Natural Resources Defense Council Midwest Office
January 2014
01/31/14 Revamping the Parking Lot
01/23/14 A Soccer Stadium for World Cup 2014 is the First in South America to Achieve LEED Certification
01/17/14 New Boston Townhouses Combine Beauty and Positive Energy
01/17/14 Israel Parliament Will Be World's Greenest With Roof Solar Field
01/17/14 Green Globes Gets a New Leader
01/06/14 Bamboo Surfaces Shape a Luxe Apartment in the Steel City
December 2013
12/23/13 Two Sustainably-Designed Towers by New York-Based Firms Set to Rise in Jakarta
12/19/13 New Report Identifies Asthma-Related Chemical Hazards in Building Products
12/16/13 Dubai Aims to Become World's Most Sustainable City in Time for Expo 2020
12/13/13 Make It Right Turns an Abandoned School Into Affordable LEED Platinum Housing
12/06/13 Emory's New Leadership Program Builds Towards A Sustainable Future
12/05/13 LEED Green Building Rating System Shows Strong Growth
12/02/13 AIA NY Hosts a Passive House Discussion Celebration to End the Year
12/02/13 Changes Finalized for 2015 Energy Code
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