The Smart City Podcast is featuring ESD Practice Leader for High Performance Buildings Andrew Lehrer as it explores the catalysts sparking sustainability in the real estate industry and how electricity plays a key role in the process. (Listen to the Building Electrification podcast.)
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.