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Stimulus dollars turn federal buildings green

Jan 31, 2011 7:19:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
After disappointing start, Obama package sparks some innovative plans

Ever since President Barack Obama's controversial $787 billion stimulus package won its fiery passage nearly two years ago, architecture critics like me have had a field day citing its shortcomings. Far too little of the stimulus was devoted to upgrading the nation's crumbling bridges, levees and dams, we complained, while the infrastructure-related parts of the stimulus were nearly all road repavings and other "shovel-ready" quick fixes.

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