GreenBuild 2010 Blows into Windy City Showcasing Sustainable Construction in City Renowned for Building Innovation
Pearl's Premium was proud to participate in the leading sustainable construction event of the year. Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, the same people who brought us L.E.E.D., GreenBuild is a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and products and an opportunity to network with all the critical constituencies as we further our mission to make the American lawn sustainable. Oh, and Chicago is a great town to spend a few days! Great restaurants, museums, parks and shopping, Chicago is also home to some of the most important developments in modern architecture. Did you know that at the turn of the century (the one before that is), Chicago was the fastest growing city in the world! Its growth corresponded with the innovation of steel beam construction and elevators to carry people up to heights unimagined before. Check out the Chicago Architecture Foundation and its 80+ tours next time you're in town. In a few years we hope they'll have a Pearl's Premium tour showcasing innovative new buildings with equally innovative, slow-growing, drought tolerant grass!
Here are just a few of the architectural treats (below left - roof detail, convention hall; below right - skyscrapers along Chicago River) that we enjoyed in the few minutes we escaped from GreenBuild: