Photo: John AlbrechtToday, Chicago is overflowing with architects who know the ins and outs of the LEED rating system, but just a few years ago John Albrecht was one of the first. He worked on the Center for Green Technology -- the city building that started it all -– as well as several green building projects that followed. He's now in private practice, with the firm NELSON. He shared his thoughts on Chicago's success. Q. Describe how Chicago got started with its green building initiative. A. It was a confluence of events stated in the late ‘80s. It was a …
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Claudine Benmar is a freelance writer and editor based in Seattle, Wash.