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Energy Initiatives – Capital Policy and Planning
Cook County was the first governmental agency in Illinois to pass an energy initiative, with an ordinance requiring all new construction to be LEED-certified by the US Green Building Council. LEED is a point-based rating system developed by the US Green Building Council which allows the owner to select energy conservation elements to incorporate into a design. New construction for the County complies with LEED. New initiatives in LEED now make it possible for older buildings to participate as well.
Provident Hospital is now a more sustainable facility that will operate with lower energy costs, and has earned the LEED Silver Rating. New construction enabled reduced energy and water usage and implemented stricter recycling procedures and practices. Cook County also installed high efficiency air filters and used significant amounts of recycled materials in construction.
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69 W. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-1077 or 1000 (o)
E-mail us at: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov
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