Rethinking the Waste System at the Field Museum


Brief Overview of What We’re Doing

Delta Institute secured funding from Cook County to perform an energy audit and LEED assessment of the Museum. As a non-standard building type, the Museum was one of the most challenging LEED projects Delta Institute has pursued. It achieved LEED Gold certification and received the Governor’s Sustainability Award in 2015. Among its achievements was increasing its waste diversion to over 60% from under 20%, reducing its electricity use by 10% in one year and 25% over five years, and converting grass and hardscape to natural landscaping to mitigate stormwater.We continue our successful partnership with the Field Museum today to continue decreasing overall waste at this heritage site.

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