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Graycor Project Wins ULI Vision Award for Sustainability

The Walgreens Net Zero store located in Evanston, IL recently won the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Chicago’s Vision Award for Sustainability. The ULI Vision award ceremony was held at the Redmoon Theatre in Chicago on June 4, 2014. The Vision Awards recognize the full development process – construction, design, economic viability, marketing and management – and promote best practices in development identifying projects and programs that exemplify the policy and practice areas that underpin ULI. Award winning projects and programs highlight creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities. Sporting two wind turbines, nearly 850 solar panels and a geothermal system burrowed 550 feet into the ground, the Walgreens Net Zero store is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes. Graycor worked with SoCore Energy on the Walgreens Net Zero project.