Tag Archives: Sustainability

Wrigley Field retrofit prioritizes sustainability, water efficiency

A lot has changed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field over the last few months. First, the Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years, and now the baseball park is continuing extensive renovations known as the 1060 Project (named for the field’s address at 1060 W. Addison Street). Funded by a $575 million investment—the largest ever made by any Chicago sports team owner—the renovation should allow the field to bring $81 million in tax revenue to the community each year, as well as creating 2100 new jobs.

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Florida city improves infrastructure for $1.46 million in energy savings

The city of Temple Terrace, Florida, has completed an extensive infrastructure redevelopment project to reduce maintenance, emergency repair, and energy consumption costs (which previously totaled more than $200,000 annually). Located just north of Tampa Bay, the city has a population of 25,000, and should reap $1.46 million in energy and operational savings from these improvements over the next 15 years.

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Sustainable, high-performance design with natural stone

Sustainable, high-performance building continues to be the desired model for design, construction, and operations in both the public and private sector. Initially, the movement was a response to the 2005 Energy Policy Act, which set the standards to mean “a building that integrates and optimizes all major high-performance building attributes, including energy efficiency, durability, life cycle performance, and occupant productivity.”

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Library takes a page from LEED’s book

Design features incorporated in the Highland Hills library in Dallas, Texas, are allowing it to enjoy lower energy and water costs. The 1812-m2 (19,500-sf) building is one of seven Dallas libraries certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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