‘Retrofit Chicago’ Awards Leading Actors In Sustainability

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Zakiyyah Askia, a female plumber, welds pipes at a high rise residence under construction in Chicago on Jan. 24, 2019. Teresa Crawford / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chicago Construction
Zakiyyah Askia, a female plumber, welds pipes at a high rise residence under construction in Chicago on Jan. 24, 2019. Teresa Crawford / ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘Retrofit Chicago’ Awards Leading Actors In Sustainability

The Retrofit Chicago program with the City of Chicago rewards leaders in sustainable building across the city every year. The program hosts citywide challenges where participating buildings commit to reduce energy use by 20% within five years. Winners for this year’s challenge were named last night.

Reset finds out about sustainable building in Chicago and what it takes to do cutting edge work.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, vice president at Chicago-based clean energy innovation nonprofit Slipstream and former chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago

Amy Jewel, senior city adviser for the City Energy Project at the Institute for Market Transformation