Sustainability: Can Chicago Become A Hub For Green Buildings?

Green City
A resident uses his walker at the Paisano Green Community in El Paso in this Feb. 13, 2015, photo. The subsidized apartment complex has 73 units for seniors and is one of the most cutting-edge green projects in the nation. It’s a net-zero energy complex that opened in 2012 and is powered by wind turbines and solar panels. Betsy Blaney / AP Photo
Green City
A resident uses his walker at the Paisano Green Community in El Paso in this Feb. 13, 2015, photo. The subsidized apartment complex has 73 units for seniors and is one of the most cutting-edge green projects in the nation. It’s a net-zero energy complex that opened in 2012 and is powered by wind turbines and solar panels. Betsy Blaney / AP Photo

Sustainability: Can Chicago Become A Hub For Green Buildings?

Architect and former Curious City contributor Jen Masengarb is the new executive director of American Institute of Architects Chicago. She joins Reset to discuss Chicago as an international hub for green building design, and also her efforts to address racial inequities in architectural design and the industry.

GUEST: Jen Masengarb, executive director at American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA-Chicago)