Aquascape, based in St. Charles, Ill., is one of the largest privately held companies in Chicago. It has invented a low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that helps in building, selling and retailing water features. The company also organizes several events and seminars related to water features, as well as provides a range of waterscaping and planning resources. Aquascape has received a Silver-Level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It supports the Aquascape Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2008. The foundation works to create sustainable solutions for worldwide water crisis and to promote the awareness of water.