I bet when you think of Chicago the first thing that DOESNT come to mind is that its one of the top 10 Green cities in the country. Well guess what? Chicago is not only in the top 10 but it certain categories it ranks #1.
Here are some interesting facts:
Did you know that Chicago has 12,000 acres devoted to public parks and waterfront space?
Did you know that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded four city projects with a “Platinum” rating, its highest award and that Chicago ranks #1 in Green Buildings. Chicago has 88 buildings that have earned the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification?
Did you know that the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced that the green roof industry grew by16%+ over the course of 2009 even though the severe economic downturn? Guess What? Chicago led the way for a 6th year in a row with more than 500,000 square feet installed.
Your entitled to your own opinion about our Mayor but let me tell you something. Mayor Daley wants to make Chicago the Greenest city in America and guess what folks? We’re well on our way.