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Midwest Green Building Case Study Project

The Midwest Green Building Case Study Project (MBGCS), funded by the USGBC, was designed to spur broader and more effective investment in green buildings among the Midwest's real estate professionals, developers, building owners, managers, and tenants. Building case Studies in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were designed to fill a current knowledge gap: the lack of detailed case studies focused on the costs, cost savings, and environmental/natural resource benefits of operating green buildings in the Midwest, thereby addressing this known regional market barrier.


Project: Midwest Green Building Case Study Project
Principal Investigator:  John Carmody, Jonee Kulman Brigham
Project Team: Other CSBR: Rachel O'Malley (project manager, Research Fellow), Patrick Smith (Research Fellow) University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Michael Utzinger, James Wasley USGBC Chicago Chapter: Doug Widene
Project Partners: Building Green, Inc. (National)
U.S. EPA Region 5 (Regional)
USGBC Mississippi Headwaters Chapter, MN
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, MN
Minnesota Environmental Initiative, MN
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (USGBC Affiliate), WI
City of Milwaukee, WI
USGBC Chicago Chapter with the City of Chicago Department of Environment
Delta Institute, IL
Center for Neighborhood Technology, IL
Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council
Status: Completed March 2010


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