Chicago architects unite to battle climate change

Nearly 80 Chicago architecture and design firms have come together to fight climate change. In the short term, the Architects Advocate group aims to raise awareness about environmental issues but in the future hopes to promote legislation, discuss reforming building codes and even support green-minded candidates. The companies that make up the group say they are […]

US promotes safety in wind industry

Government agencies and wind energy experts teamed up in Chicago to promote safety in the industry. More than 30 professionals attended the Suzlon training centre and were taught how to climb a turbine, perform self-rescue and go through rescue scenarios. The three-day programme provided both classroom and practical training for the attendees. Trainees were given hands-on […]

Efficiency measures for people with disabilities

An American utility based in Chicago (pictured) claims to have organised the nation’s first scheme for people with disabilities. Beginning in homes for assisted living in Illinois, the programme will see adults with learning difficulties learn from and teach others how to save energy and money. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), which serves around 70% of […]