Chicago’s Center for Neighborhood Technology

A few weeks ago I went on a tour of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) in Chicago. CNT Energy, the focus of the tour, is “a creative think-and-do tank that combines rigorous research with effective solutions. Our organization concentrates on helping consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs and become more energy efficient. We use our cutting edge localized programs and research in the areas of dynamic electricity pricing, building performance, and regional energy planning.” (About Us) The CNT building is a LEED Platinum Building Renovation with 5 out of 5 LEED points for Innovation and Design.

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My hope is to have 30% water use reduction and 90% of my space lighted with sunlight during the day in my own home much like CNT. Wishes can become reality.

CNT is doing tremendous things and I’m so glad I witnessed innovation in an energy efficient building first-hand.

Photos by Dianne Glave

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