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Chicago’s Merchandise Mart To Install Distributed Energy Storage Technology

Chicago's iconic Merchandise Mart, one of the world's largest commercial buildings and wholesale design centers, will install Johnson Controls' distributed energy storage technology.

Friday Funny: The Cats Take The Rats

Research shows 77% of Americans support humane treatment of feral cats. So is it feasible for businesses, factories, schools, and communities to tap into this furry feral resource to rat out another pesky problem?

Chicago Hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion

The event will feature industry-leading keynote speaker presentations, 84 educational sessions, and an expo with more than 85 exhibiting companies.

TFM Names Robert Wengel Facility Executive of the Year

Having established a five year facility plan, Robert Wengel, vice president of facilities at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is delivering results.

Largest Contract Furnishings Event Kicks Off Next Week

NeoCon will offer its most comprehensive conference schedule to date, with 150 CEU-accredited seminars, industry association forums, and keynote presentations for architects, designers, and facility managers.

Holiday Construction

The Chicago Theatre was recreated by a team from VOA Associates Inc. for the annual “Gingerbuild” competition held at the Allsteel/Gunlocke Chicago Resource Center.

Post Occupancy Results of LEED Buildings in Illinois

The Regional Green Building Case Study Project: a Post-Occupancy Study of LEED Projects in Illinois report summarizes the first year of a multi-year study to analyze the post-occupancy benefits of 25 LEED certified projects in Illinois.

Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere is Renamed Willis Tower

The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was renamed Willis Tower in a changing of the guard that underscores Chicago’s increasing importance as a major global financial and business center.

Sears Tower Going Greener

The project will result in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions to the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, cutting base building electricity use by up to 80% (by way of a combination of energy savings and cogeneration).

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