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The ideation of our Net Zero Trailer

What does it take to turn a concept into reality?? We weren't the first to think about?building a?Net Zero trailer, but we were?the first to build and use one on our projects. Learn the process we took to figure out how to make it reality - and how it's making a difference for our team.?

September 13, 2019
High performance & sustainability, Virtual construction & technology
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Building WELL for ourselves

和儿发了关系怀孕了We're building a new open concept office?in Dublin, Ohio to be WELL Silver certified because we believe our people deserve a space that helps them perform at their best. It's exciting and a lot of change. Join us on our journey as we share what it's like for us to be the client, the builder and the WELL consultant - and how we hope to be a better partner because of it.

September 10, 2019
High performance & sustainability, About Pepper
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Charles H. Shaw Technology & Learning Center: A revitalization that continues to invest

The?Homan Arthington Foundation?had a vision to revitalize the historic North Lawndale neighborhood, which included transforming the former Sears, Roebuck and Co. campus into a green charter high school.

August 16, 2019
Historic, Education
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Union Station Burlington Room: Rediscovering the forgotten

The Burlington Room inside Union Station was damaged, covered up and used for offices and storage. Its purpose and features were lost behind an acoustical ceiling and panel walls - until Amtrak recognized the opportunity to restore history and bring new life to Union Station. This is the story of what it once was and what it is today.?

April 22, 2019
Historic
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Lean and learning in the library

William Rainey Harper Community College was originally established through a referendum. Fifty years later, through another referendum, they had the opportunity to make some needed upgrades. The Building F Library Renovation was long-awaited, and when it received the last of the referendum funds, the administrative staff could not be more excited. As such, the wish list was long, while the budget remained fixed.

August 30, 2018
Lean Construction
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Creating a sustainable home for Chicago Children's Theatre

It's been called a "story of redemption" – a transformation from a facility designed to contain, to one that creates opportunity for expression. For those that worked on the Chicago Children's Theatre project,?it's also a story of teamwork and sustainability. Of how collaborating as a team to optimize the building's performance resulted in achieving LEED Gold certification after originally setting out to achieve LEED Silver – and at no additional cost.

July 3, 2018
Historic, High performance & sustainability
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Reflections from Marshall Field's 13th floor carpentry studio

Pepper's?story would not be the same without?our very first and longest enduring relationship: Marshall Field's. The department store now operates as Macy's on State Street, but the Midwest flagship remains forever tied to its Chicago heritage. Through our 90-year history, we restored and worked around?its?many?recognizable features, creating our own set of memories along the way.?

June 29, 2018
Historic