Wind turbines now in the “Windy City”
It’s amazing how many communities are embracing “green” energy resources. A developer in the “Windy City” has created a parking garage that not only has a multitude of “urban” wind turbines but also has a cistern rain-collection system, sustainable building materials, a recycling program, energy-efficient lighting, and an electric car charging station.
Information on how to live more sustainably is posted in every lobby area in the garage. The garage is pursuing LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It even has a reversible meter that can measure and return power to Chicago’s grid throughout the year.