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Hear what architects, developers and the city are doing to make existing and newly constructed buildings more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

3.5 Hours
$55 public (includes CAC admission)
$47 CAC members
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Exciting sustainability initiatives are happening everywhere in the city's built environment, from new buildings to retrofits of older ones. Today’s architects are going beyond solar panels and green roofs, focusing on energy and resource efficiencies. You may think you know some older buildings, but you might not know what's going on inside to reduce energy use and cut carbon footprints. Come get a behind-the-scenes look on this tour.


From March to November, the CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout the Chicago area and save up to 35% when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
Buy tickets to 2 or 3 tours and save 20%
Buy tickets to 4 or 5 tours and save 25%
Buy tickets to 6 or 7 tours and save 30%
Buy tickets to 8+ tours and save 35%
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  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

Upcoming Sustainability in Chicago Tours