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ESD Helps High-Rise Client Make History with WELL Certification

ESD is always proud to steer clients toward the healthiest environment possible in their buildings.

Led by Tim Zelazny of our Energy+Eco group, the nation’s first WELL v1 Core & Shell Gold high-rise building – 151 North Franklin in Chicago – was certified in June. The 809,500-square-foot space was seeking to differentiate its facility from neighboring Class A high-rises as well as provide a high-quality building for tenants. What is WELL’s value differentiator? Prior to certification the project must pass the standard’s stringent air, water, lighting and acoustics quality tests that are performed on-site. The base building MEP design (by ESD) helped meet these standards.

ESD has also helped the building acquire its LEED BD+C v2009 Gold certification and Wired Platinum certification.

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