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Environmental Law and Policy Center

Less Than 25,000SF, Build-out, Renovation, Less Than $5 Million

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Chicago, Illinois 

Putting their values into practice, Leopardo helped Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) combine innovative technology and forward-thinking design to create a workspace that protects the environment, is healthier to their staff and makes economic sense. This renovation for the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, located in the historic Jewelers Building at 35 East Wacker Drive, was completed in 11-weeks and consisted of:

  • 12,000-SF office space achieved LEED Platinum status (IDC 3.0)
  • Maximum use of natural day-lighting, efficient lighting systems and state-of-the-art HVAC building automation system (BAS) control systems to dramatically cut energy consumption utility bills
  • Installation of low-flow plumbing fixtures (using 40% less water) and Energy Star appliances to further reduce operation costs
  • Materials selected reduced VOC’s for improved air quality, were constructed from recycled and locally sourced materials and 81% of the wood used in the new offices was FSC-certified
  • Diverted 94% of construction waste from landfills
  • See ELPC’s www.elpc.org/greenoffice for facts, figures, photos and videos