Green Projects

Magnificent Mash-up: Historic Preservation with Improved Energy Efficiency

AltusWorks’ Scott Utter recently presented both the challenges and opportunities of integrating Energy Efficiency Measures (EEM’s) into historic landmark properties at AIA’s event “Sustainability Through Preservation: The Rebirth of Chicago’s Historic Buildings.” sponsored by the Committee on the Environment and Historic Resources Committee. Scott shared dramatic before/after photos and energy charts of AltusWorks’ award winning project at the Charles Gates Dawes House. Improvements to the 1895 National Register property enable the building to continue to serve the Evanston Historic Center and the community at large. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 5/24/16 in Green Projects, Historic Preservation.


AltusWorks is proud to announce Edgebrook Elementary School Addition recently received LEED Silver Certification!

The Edgebrook Elementary School two story addition was approximately 36,000 sf and included 8 classrooms, a science lab, computer lab, cafeteria and kitchen, and elevator. Edgebrook Elementary achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 9/16/13 in Green Projects.

Evanston History Center

Evanston History Center breaks ground on geothermal project

AltusWorks is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the Charles Gates Dawes House restoration including the installation of 16 geothermal wells in the buildings east yard. The Evanston History Center is taking a major initiative to conserve natural resources while protecting many of Evanston’s cultural resources. Read full entry »

AltusWorks, Inc. posted this on 8/9/13 in Green Projects, Restoration.