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GREEN ECONOMY

Wood Utilization Best Management Practices

Wood Utilization One Pagers (Consolidated)

Sustainability Plan Catalog and Analysis - August 2013

Roadmap to the Green Economy: Elkhart County, Indiana

Roadmap to the Green Economy: Indianapolis, Indiana

Green Economy Newsletter Archive:



Green Economic Development Strategies for the Chicago Region (2009)

Removing Market Barriers to Green Development: Principles and action projects to promote widespread adoption of green development practices (2008)

Using Incentives to Promote Green Building Practices (2008)

Identifying Market Barriers to Green Development (2007)

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites - Urban / Community Farm

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites – Small Business Wind Turbine

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Vacant Warehouse – Building Material Reuse Center

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites – Small-Scale Moveable Wind Farm

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Former Steel Site – Large-Scale Composting

Case Study:  Urban Forestry Brings Environmental & Economic Benefits - Tree Farm



POLLUTION PREVENTION & REMEDIATION

Ecosystem Impacts of Electronic Waste in the Ohio Lake Erie Basin (2012)

West Creek: From Management to Implementation Plan (2004)


Economic Benefits of the Grand Calumet River Remediation Project: Evidence from the Gary Housing Market (2003)

Sector-Based Pollution Prevention - Toxic Reductions through Energy Efficiency and Conservation Among Industrial Boilers (2002)
•    Table 3-1
•    Table 3-2
•    Appendix C - Detailed Emissions Aggregation Tables

Reducing Toxic Air Pollution in Lake Michigan (2001)

Evaluation of the Good Neighbors United Initiative (2001)

A Guide to Mercury Reduction in Industrial and Commercial Settings (2001)

Atmospheric Deposition of Toxics to the Great Lakes: Science and Policy (2000)

Reports from the Regional Dialogue on Clean Air and Development: Executive Summary and Report (2000) 



BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT

Infographic: Assets and Barriers to Community Brownfield Redevelopment (2012)

Urban Wood Utilization Go Guide - Brownfiled Redevelopment Opportunites: Urban Wood Site Selection (2012)

Case Study: Redevelopment of Chicago's Fisk and Crawford Power Station Sites (2012)

Case Study: Redevelopment of Riverfront Brownfields in Sterling, IL (2012)

 

Mayor Emanuel's Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force Final Report (2012)

Blue Island Brownfields Report: A Technical Report and Recommendations (2010)
 

Greener Cleanups: Quick Guide for Indianapolis (2009)

Greener Cleanups: Quick Guide for Illinois (2010)


Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Brownfield Sites - Poplar Tree Farm

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites - Urban / Community Farm

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites – Small Business Wind Turbine

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Vacant Warehouse – Building Material Reuse Center

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Suburban Brownfield Sites – Small-Scale Moveable Wind Farm

Case Study: Sustainable Reuse of Former Steel Site – Large-Scale Composting

Fostering Green Development Practices - Roles of the Public Sector (2008)

Brownfield Prevention Program: Model Ordinance, Resources, and Data (2002)



FINANCING

Cook County Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)

Creative Funding Strategies for Remediation of Lead and Other Healthy Housing Hazards: A Guide for Increasing Private-Sector Financing Guidebook (2010)



SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Urban Agriculture Go Guide - Starting a Farm in Your City: Transforming Vacant Places (2012)

The Lumpkin Local Food Program: Report and Recommendations (2008)


DECONSTRUCTION
 

Deconstruction Opportunities Career Ladder Guide

Go Guide to Deconstruction and Reuse, 2nd Edition (2012)

Go Guide to Deconstruction and Reuse, 1st Edition (2011)

Market Analysis of Construction and Demolition Material Reuse in the Chicago Region (2009)


ENERGY AUDITS

Energy Efficiency and Cook County Manufacturers: An unrealized opportunity (2012)

Case Study: Skolnik Industries - Sustainability Analysis and Action Plan

Case Study: Energy Efficiency Audit - Niles Family Fitness Center



ABOUT DELTA
 Delta Year In Review (2010-2011):     Part 1     Part 2

The Delta Brochure (2009)

The Delta Workbook (2007)

Delta Institute Progress Report (2003)

Delta Institute Progress Report (2000)