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Forbidden Root

East Village


Once a Chicago movie theater, Forbidden Root now stands as a beautiful botanic brewery and restaurant. Verde helped Forbidden Root become more energy efficient mid-December, 2017. We improved their lighting (interior, exterior and exit signs) and refrigeration, and installed many control measures such as smart powerstrips and occupancy sensors. In any commercial kitchen, a bright and well-lit kitchen is a safer kitchen. LEDs automatically are better suited than fluorescents to provide a better, more evenly distributed light. There are usually two options when it comes to increasing lighting energy efficiency: new fixtures or retrofits.



Reduction in Energy Consumption

$2,623 saved annually
31,877 kWh

Return on Investment

0.5 years

Building Type

Restaurant & Brewery

Total Project Cost


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