28 Apr '15, 9am

Inside look: Method brings green manufacturing to Chicago

It might make for good headlines now, but Adam Lowry didn’t set out to earn a LEED Platinum designation for Method Home’s first U.S. manufacturing plant . His team just wanted to build something relevant that lived up to the company’s ideals . “I didn’t want to design for a standard. I wanted to design for the most ecologically and social beneficial building I could design,” Method’s co-creator and chief greenskeeper said, chatting over hot cocoa on a raw spring afternoon in New York. “I figured if I did this, we could probably certify it as one of those things." As it turns out, some of the most innovative features at the Chicago factory, nicknamed the South Side Soapbox, actually counted against its LEED rating with U.S. Green Business Council. The most controversial element: the rooftop urban farm run by Gotham Greens . While water conservation weighs heavily on Lowry’s...

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