Location: 330 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611 Contractor: Bear Construction Owner: Prime Group Realty Trust By William Olson At the Chicago River’s southerly hiccough, a modern icon has gone green. The building at 330 N. Wabash, Mies Van der Rohe’s architectural encore in America, recently underwent a sustainable renovation and earned the USGBC’s Silver Certification for [...]
Location: Sloan Valve Company, 10500 Seymour Ave., Franklin Park, IL Developer: Aerotecture Builder/General Contractor (for Sloan Valve Site): Englewood Construction By William Olson The Chicago region has been a natural laboratory of sorts for sustainable design, having earned itself the moniker of the “Green Roofs City” and a top rating among US cities for its [...]
Location: 155 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606 Owner: JBC Opportunity Fund II & III / Morgan Stanley Real Estate Developer: The John Buck Company / Brijus Property Company Architect: Goettsch Partners General Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates Mechanical Engineer: Hill Mechanical Group Owner-advocate for LEED Management: Environmental Systems Design Inc. [...]
By Kathleen Johnson When a large design firm with sustainable values needs a new home, it’s not going to move into just any typical office space. The design has to make sense on every level, and celebrate the talents of the firm. This past January HOK moved into such a space, building out 27,700 gsf [...]
By Vivek Jayaram Sustainability. Twitter. Eco-Industrial corridors. These words are not historically germane to political discourse. Then again, Manuel “Manny” Flores, the alderman of Chicago’s First Ward, isn’t exactly a conventional politician. As a member of the Democratic Party, Flores has successfully held public office since 2003 by focusing his efforts on developing Chicago’s flourishing [...]
The Haworth Merchandise Mart showroom was chosen as one of 104 projects to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s nationwide LEED-CI pilot program. In 2005, the Haworth showroom became the first LEED-CI Gold certified showroom in the Merchandise Mart. This project set the bar for at least eight other showrooms seeking LEED-CI or LEED-EB certification within the Merchandise Mart.