Chicago Center for Green TechnologyChicago, Illinois
Size: 34,000 Square Feet
Project Cost: $3 million
Completion Date: 2002
sustainability consulting : sustainable m.e.p. design : building commissioning : LEED Platinum Certified
The City of Chicago’s commitment to becoming a “green” city is typified by the renovation of this multi-use building, originally constructed in 1952. This ground breaking renovation serves as both a national model of environmentally sensitive design and as a resource for those wanting to learn more about sustainable technologies. It has been certified LEED® Platinum, the highest award given by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
IBC Engineering Services, Inc. designed and commissioned innovative HVAC and plumbing system solutions throughout the two-story, 34,000 square foot building, including solar and geothermal energy, a rooftop garden, rainwater harvesting for irrigation, a natural habitat to filter storm water, air-to-air heat recovery, natural ventilation, and numerous water-conserving technologies.