Chicago Park District: Sustainable PrototypeChicago, Illinois
Size: 18,500 Square Feet
Project Cost: $9.8 million
Completion Date: 2010
IBC Engineering Services was retained by the City of Chicago’s Parks and Recreation District to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering services for the design of a sustainable prototype of a Fieldhouse. The new $9.8 million building prototype achieved LEED-Gold Certification.
The building is approximately 18,500 square feet with a gymnasium, workout/equipment room, support spaces and provisions for a future pool. To date, two Fieldhouses have been completed, at Taylor-Lauridsen and Jesse Owens Parks both achieving LEED-Gold Certification with a third site proposed.
The sustainable measures to achieve LEED –Gold included geothermal heating and cooling systems, implementation of lighting control and daylighting strategies as well as coordination with architectural design for envelope improvements to reduce energy consumption and minimize mechanical systems investment.