Chicago High-Rise Apartment Goes for LEED Gold
The $59-million, 221-unit Parc Huron in Chicago is purportedly the first LEED-Gold-certified high-rise apartment building in Illinois, the result of sustainable design elements that include enhanced daylighting in common areas and apartments, Energy STAR-rated appliances, low water-use fixtures and energy-efficient elevators, light fixtures and HVAC equipment.
The development also includes a 14,000-sq-ft park planted with native, drought-resistant plants that don't require irrigation.
An integrated design effort helped optimize energy efficiency, according to the architect, who revised plans for the building envelope without compromising appearance or performance.
Owner/Developer: Parc Huron LLC, Chicago
GC: Walsh Construction, Chicago
Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Chicago
Structural Engineer: Stearn-Joglekar Ltd., Chicago
Submitted by: Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
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