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In the Summer 2014 issue of Sustainable Chicago magazine, editor Matt Baker profiles Harper Court in a cover story about the sustainable features at the sustainable development.

The components of the mixed-use project are individually LEED certified — the base building is LEED CS Gold, the office tower’s interior spaces are LEED CI Platinum, and the Hyatt Place Hotel is targeting LEED-NC Silver — while the project overall is LEED Gold – Neighborhood Development.

Features that helped the development achieve these levels of sustainability include:

  • A high-performance building envelope
  • Use of glass as the primary material along the street level, to provide an open exchange with pedestrians and the overall community
  • District-energy mechanical systems
  • Rainwater collection system
  • An estimated 80% of construction waste was diverted from landfills

 To view the full article, here.