Chicago Center for Green Technology

Client: City of Chicago

Date: 2003

Location: Chicago, Illinois

LEED Certification: LEED Platinum

Awards: AIA Top 10 Green Building

As the flagship building the City of Chicago’s “green” agenda, this sustainable renovation was just the third building in the nation and the only one in the Midwest. Developed through an integrated design process, CCGT includes commissioning to ensure that the finished building performs up to established standards.

It demonstrates a variety of innovative technologies, infusing solar panel electrical generation, bio-swale filtered parking lot runoff, high-reflectance hardscape to reduce the urban heat island effect, a green roof, high performance insulation, low-VOC paints and sealants, high performance HVAC using ground source geothermal heat technology, and reclaimed wood from pickle barrels.