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Chicago Gets Green Light as Top LEED City

ESD has worked on a sizable amount of LEED-certified projects in Chicago. And the Windy City just received some excellent publicity regarding its dedication to green buildings.

In an article published in Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago boasts the highest number of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings among the top 30 real estate markets in the United States. With two-thirds of its office buildings certified LEED or Energy Star, Chicago knocked San Francisco out of the top spot. That West Coast city is said to be green with envy.

Green rating systems were created with the intent of reducing building energy use, conserving natural resources and promoting healthier indoor environments. ESD’s Energy+Eco Group works to ensure clients receive top green certifications.