02 Apr '12, 12pm

From Meat Packing Plant to 93,500 s.f. Off-Grid Vertical Farm and Brewery

From Meat Packing Plant to 93,500 s.f. Off-Grid Vertical Farm and Brewery

, an old meat packing facility in the heart of Chicago's industrial landscape, might be one of the most ambitious—as a conversion is underway to turn it into an entirely off grid food production and processing facility incorporating aquaponics and underground farming; a brewery; a local food business incubator and outdoor growing spaces too. All this being powered by an anaerobic digester and a combined heat and power system that will divert 27 tons of food waste a day from surrounding businesses. (The fact the building is already heavily insulated will be a huge head start for these goals.)

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/meat-pa...

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