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Old 12-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Chicago's Uncommon Ground Named Nation's Greenest Restaurant
By Tilde Herrera
Published December 13, 2011

Chicago's Uncommon Ground Named Nation's Greenest Restaurant | GreenBiz.com
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It's an impressive list of green features -- 116 steps in all -- that would be hard to top, beginning with the W. Devon Ave. location's building. The couple bought it in 2007 and gave the property a comprehensive rehab, including reinforced foundation and load-bearing walls, a rooftop deck made of recycled plastic and wood composite materials, solar thermal panels, energy efficient lighting, and locally made furniture. Rooftop farm

The Camerons believe in seasonal, local food, and it doesn't get any more local than the restaurants' certified organic rooftop farm, which it says is the nation's first. The farm supplies herbs, produce and flowers, in addition to four beehives. All other foods come from nearby farmers and vendors.

The restaurants recycle materials such as glass and metal, and compost their food scraps. Even their used fryer oil gets a second life as biodiesel fuel for...
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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That's interesting. I'd go once to check it out. Good food would bring me back.
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