Sustainability - Midwest

  • Willis Tower Sets Energy Star Mark

    The 4.5 million-square-foot Chicago high-rise now holds the distinction of being the largest office building in the U.S. to earn the EPA’s Energy Star certification.

    13 February 2018 13:38
  • Alliant Energy Takes Over 170MW Wind Farm in IA

    Through its Iowa utility subsidiary Interstate Power and Light Co., the company will begin construction of the 15,000-acre wind farm in 2018.

    20 December 2017 14:58
  • EDF to Aid Google With Wind Farm

    Glaciers Edge Wind Project will be located in Cherokee County and is expected to create more than 150 construction jobs during the development process.

    08 December 2017 12:43
  • JPMorgan Chase Commits $900K to Help Detroit Go Green

    The money will target infrastructure projects, in addition to Chase branch updates for better energy efficiency. The Nature Conservancy, Eastside Community Network and Jefferson East community are some of the groups accessing the funds.

    20 November 2017 13:42
  • Hines JV Plans 270 KSF Timber Office Project in Chicago

    The company has teamed up with Diversified Real Estate Capital and Big Bay Realty to build T3 Goose Island, the city’s first wood-structured office development since the 1800s.

    14 November 2017 13:14
  • Ohio Educational Facility Awarded by EPA

    A year ago, Springfield High School & Junior High scored only 69 on the EPA’s scale of 1-100, disqualifying it from receiving an Energy Star Building Label. Since then, energy efficiency initiatives were implemented that increased the school's score to 86, making it the only K-12 educational facility in the county to tout the distinction.

    13 November 2017 17:36
  • Columbus Engages Arcadis for Wastewater Plant Improvements

    Arcadis will design a heat and power engine capable of burning biogas to produce electricity and heat for the plant, helping the city increase its sustainability.

    08 November 2017 15:10
  • Largest Michigan Solar Park Begins Commercial Operation

    The 200,000-panel array broke ground in 2016 and is spread across more than 250 acres. The facility is estimated to produce sufficient clean energy to power 11,000 homes.

    10 October 2017 22:46
  • Alliant Energy Corp. Acquires 300MW Wind Project in Iowa

    The wind facility consists of 100 to 150 slow-spinning wind turbines spread across 30,000 acres that will produce enough electricity to power nearly 102,000 U.S. homes.

    02 October 2017 22:04
  • Historic Detroit Restaurant Goes Energy Efficient With C-PACE

    Austin-based Petros PACE Finance facilitated nearly $1 million in C-PACE financing, which will allow the owner to install energy-saving components that are projected to save $2 million during the next 20 years.

    22 August 2017 15:50
  • Xcel Energy Receives Approval for 1,550MW Wind Energy Plan

    The seven new wind farms constitute the company’s largest wind expansion in upper Midwest, which will increase its regional wind output by roughly 70 percent.   

    12 July 2017 17:01
  • Abandoned Power Plant Turns Into Solar Farm

    The abandoned Phipps Bend Nuclear Power Plant is now producing CO2-free electricity thanks to a newly built 1-megawatt solar farm.  

    11 July 2017 16:57
  • New 7MW Solar Farm to Serve Dillon County

    The solar development is anticipated to provide power to 1,500 homes and is slated to begin commercial operation by the fourth quarter of 2017.

    05 July 2017 21:41
  • Lindsay Honda Dealership Awarded LEED Silver

    The dealership in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the few LEED certified and Platinum Honda Environmental dealers in the U.S. Honda achieved the certification by using recycled materials and reducing their energy and power usage.

    17 May 2017 16:37
  • How Green Space is Transforming the Cityscape

    As the world's population continues to migrate to urban settings, city planners are investing in new ways to incorporate green space into these densely populated markets. Columbus Downtown Development Corp. President & CEO Guy Worley discusses the benefits of urban green space.

    13 April 2017 16:04