Driving across Chicago’s near west side, past Ashland, south of the Eisenhower Expressway, you see a mix of massive medical facilities peppered with vacant lots and abandoned buildings. This area, called the Illinois Medical District (IMD), is the largest urban medical district in the nation. Because of the hospitals, clinics, research facilities, and biotechnology companies located here, the IMD is…More
Delta Institute is proud to be partnering with Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), to redevelop vacant buildings and lots, known as brownfields, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. Together, LVEJO and Delta are paving the way for new opportunities for economic and community development in Little Village, a historic industrial corridor that has seen industrial disinvestment for years….More
Through citywide sustainability competition, 170 Chicago offices strive to go green. Participant efforts yield annual savings of 690,000 kWh and 705,000 gallons of water, and reduce 71 tons of waste. CHICAGO, Ill. (June 10, 2015) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge joined City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert, Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot, and…More
This month, we talk about DeltaLumin, a product we are piloting this summer that translates smart meter data into actionable information, introduced our second Driven Doer, and announced that tickets are available for the Green Soapbox on June 30th. Check it out.
By 2018, every Illinois household will have a smart meter, a digital meter that securely sends real-time electricity use data to the utility company. The installation of these smart meters has often been accompanied by the promise of a wealth of data that customers can use to make changes to their electricity use and save money. In reality, the translation of…More
Welcome back to our Driven Doer series! Here, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. In May, we introduced you to Delta Board Chair, Melissa Mayer. This month, we’re happy to present another Driven Doer, Michael Harrington! What do you do? I am an Outreach Associate at Elevate Energy,…More