A Green Transformation: Turning a Conventional Condo Design into a LEED Gold Apartment Tower

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Parc Huron, 469 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL
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  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable. If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

The program is closed for online registration and we are unable to accept new attendees.  

Join the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter's Chicago Branch for A Green Transformation: Turning a Conventional Condo Design into a LEED Gold Apartment Tower. (This program has been submitted for GBCI and AIA hours.)

As the first LEED Gold certified, new construction, high-rise apartment building in Illinois, Parc Huron is setting the standard for luxury green apartment living.  Originally conceived as a standard condominium building, the design already held building permits from the City of Chicago when the condo market crashed.  The site was acquired by a new owner, which wanted to proceed with the project except for two significant changes:  the building was to function as an upscale apartment building rather than with condos, and Parc Huron was to be certified with LEED Silver at a minimum.  Moreover, a fast-track schedule had to be followed to achieve the owner's occupancy goal, with construction beginning as soon as the permit was issued.

This program will explain the key design changes and the intense collaboration of the owner and project team that were required to exceed the project goals and achieve LEED Gold.  A building tour will allow participants to experience and interacting with the elements of the design that were altered,  including the building envelope, the mechanical system and the green spaces.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presentation and Building Tour
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and Networking


Megan Zack - Project Architect, Director of Sustainability, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Sachin Anand - Principal, dbHMS
Paul Marucci  - Vice President of Development, M&R Development, L.L.C.

Cost: $10 Student Members, $15 Chapter Members (Pre-registration), $30 Non-Members or Same Day Registration


For program sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 ext.204 or pjackson@usgbc-illinois.org.

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