Harper Court has received LEED Gold certification for Core & Shell from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The project has previously been awarded LEED Gold-Neighborhood Development, and additional certifications are in progress for LEED Interior Design + Construction (ID+C) for Retail and Commercial Interiors. When received, the redevelopment will be among the first in the nation to combine all four certifications.
Harper Court is a mixed-use project located at the strategic commercial corridor at 53rd Street and Lake Park in Hyde Park. Developed through a public-private partnership including the City of Chicago and the University of Chicago, the complex includes an office tower, hotel, retail and restaurant space and parking.
HPA and the entire design and construction team worked jointly with developer Harper Court Partners, LLC to meet a high standard for environmental sustainability. Key features include a high-performance building envelope, a rainwater collection system, district-energy mechanical systems and a bike-sharing program.