Project Notes:Now known as Lawrence’s, the classic Southside Chicago shrimp house Lawrence Fisheries has been a mainstay on Canal Street along the South Chicago River since 1950, serving up shrimp, fish, and chicken 24/7. Recently, the restaurant and wholesaler underwent a renovation to its storefront and grounds that updated its look and its name—but not its landmark food and service.
Unit(s):113,950 Light Gray Mods, 1,060 Light Gray Solid Mods and 500 Light Gray Norman Bricks
Project Notes:One80 Place is the largest provider of services to the homeless in South Carolina. The new, larger structure includes an expanded medical clinic, a full commercial kitchen and dining area, and dorms for emergency shelter and veterans housing. The new facility also offers more space for the staff, more adequate dining facilities, and more modern medical capabilities, along with dramatically greater energy efficiency.
Energy Saved:594 million BTU = Equivalent to energy needed to power nearly 5 single family homes for a year
CO2 Avoided:40 tons = Equivalent to removing more than 7 cars from the road for a year
Project Notes:In the up-and-coming neighborhood of Lindenlea in Ottawa, boutique real estate developer ModBox, made up of The Lake Partnership (builders/project managers) and Linebox Studio (architects), is setting a new standard for urban living. The team’s first project, a set of three modern-style attached homes, was designed with an eye toward advanced building techniques, intelligent use of space, and industry-leading sustainability.
Energy Saved:63 million BTU = Equivalent to energy needed to power one single family home for 6 months
CO2 Avoided:4.2 tons = Equivalent to removing a car from the road for 9 months
Project Notes:Architect Sally Zahner didn’t have the luxury of spending more for environmentally friendly products for the new elementary school in Kiln, Miss. Yet through smart decisions and creative design, Hancock North Central Elementary, completed in late 2013, is on track to achieve LEED certification—the first in the state to do so.
Energy Saved:Over 1 billion BTU = Equivalent to energy needed to power more than 8 single family homes for a year
CO2 Avoided:71 tons = Equivalent to removing more than 12 cars from the road for a year
Project Notes:Built in 1927, Chamberlin Hall on the campus of Denison University has played many roles over the years—fraternity house, administrative office, temporary chemistry lab, and classroom. Today, the building blends its iconic status with much-needed utility, upgraded inside and out while integrating with a new dormitory to create 15 apartments housing three to four students apiece.
Energy Saved:441 million BTU = energy to power 3.5 houses for a year
CO2 Avoided:30 tons = taking 5.3 cars off the road for a year