Filter Cafe

Filter Cafe is getting a new space, and we are designing it. The Wicker Park stalwart coffeehouse was displaced by BofA from the Flatiron building at six corners. The project is on pace for LEED-CI, certified level! Filter Cafe update: We will be wrapping up construction drawings in the next two weeks, after which we will submit to…

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Horus to the rescue

Exelon is planning a solar power plant on the southside of Chicago which would be funded by loan guarantees from the Department of Energy. This story caps a solar-energy-news heavy month, where we learned someone is working on making solar panels affordable by making end-users leasees of the technology instead of owners.

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Replace that lawn with a native plant urban farm

Our native, mostly perennial, urban permaculture farm is entering its second growing season!  The farm started as a patch of dirt in the sideyard of are office and was transformed into an edible landscape.  The ‘bed’ was raised with strawbales from a farm in Warrenville, Illinois and filled with a soil mix from Buy-the-Yard in…

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