Energy cost savings uncovered in iconic Chicago buildings
In collaboration with the Energy Center, the Environmental Defense Fund trained and placed ten Climate Corps fellows at 26 buildings totaling more than 13 million square feet of commercial space. These fellows have helped building owners and operators identify 6.6 million kilowatt hours in energy savings, worth $1.6 million to participating organizations. Learn more.
LEED Platinum building
Our new home in the University Crossing development has successfully earned LEED Platinum Core and Shell Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first building in the development to receive official certification, with certification expected soon for the UW Health Digestive Health Center and the office interiors of Potter Lawson and the Energy Center. Read more.
Webinar: energy efficiency for small businesses
The Energy Center’s Tracy La Haise moderated a webinar for AESP on September 25 entitled From Behavior Change to Deep Energy Retrofits: Capturing Savings in the Small Business Market. View the recording.
NASA project featured in the ASHRAE Journal
Read about the Energy Center’s NASA project in the September 2014 issue of the ASHRAE Journal.
Chicago luxury apartments achieve LEED Gold
Attesting to the demand for sustainability in the upscale housing market, 500 Lake Shore Drive received LEED Gold certification. The developers worked with the Energy Center on ComEd’s incentive program. Don Biernacki, with Related Midwest, believes the partnership led to creative thinking on the project. Read about it in the fall issue of Sustainable Chicago.