New Green Home Exhibit at Chicago Architecture Foundation
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s newest exhibit focuses on green living and how we can all be more eco-friendly in our daily habits. Green with Desire: Can We Live Sustainably in Our Homes? debuted this week and will run through September 5 in the Atrium Gallery of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), located at 224 South Michigan Avenue.
The exhibit incorporates a mix of three-dimensional displays, straight-up literature about the facts, and scheduled discussions and lectures. The goal of Green with Desire is to educate the public on effective green practices that can be used in traditional homes and encourage people to test the balance between comfort/affordability and sustainability/conservation of resources. While many Chicagoans are very interested in helping out Mother Earth, Green with Desire poses the question of Are we ready to add “green” to our desires?
Visitors can explore the impact everyday routines have on the environment, such as showering, doing laundry and refrigerating groceries; and learn ways to reduce energy consumption and be less wasteful by making small changes to our regular activities. Green studies done on real Chicago homes are also on display to show visitors how different types of residences (e.g. high-rise condos, historic bungalows, ranch homes, etc.) measure up when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency.
For hours of operation and more information on Green with Desire, go to the CAF website (www.architecture.org).