On August 16, the Chicago office of BentallGreenOak participated in Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Build Day in the West Pullman neighborhood. Through its Corporate Caring program, the company funded high-efficiency windows, insulation, tankless water heaters and other sustainable building materials.
By the end of this century, Chicago could be dealing with three times as many 90-plus-degree days, if not more. But it’s not just uncomfortable—it creates real financial hardship, particularly for those in lower-income communities. Affordable housing may be a good start—but environmentally sustainable building features are called for to help fight the particularly devastating impacts of extreme weather.