• Location
    Chicago, IL
  • LEED Rating Platinum
  • Awards
    Preservation Excellence Award, 2014
    American Society of Landscape Architects Illinois Chapter – Design, Constructed Commercial Merit Award, 2014
  • Owner
    Baum Development, LLC
  • Architect
    Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
  • Completed
The Green Exchange is the country’s first commercial real estate development designed for the advancement of green businesses. This 220,000 sq. ft. development is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) Core and Shell Platinum building that houses “green” tenants and has historic landmark status. The unique location offers close proximity to public transportation making it convenient for employees and patrons and provides visibility to over 350,000 people per day. The project includes solar thermal panels for absorption cooling as well as heating domestic hot water. Other sustainable features include extensive rain water capture and reuse systems, green roofs, a high-efficiency heating and chilled water plant, and energy recovery systems to optimize energy and resource use. The project has been featured in Newsweek, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and several other publications, as well as television news reports.