Sometimes a seemingly straightforward project requires that we take things a little further, and do a little research. When 2FM decided to add renewable energy to their ward yard project, Cotter’s project manager obliged, researching and recommending wind turbines that were the right fit, from short term and long term cost perspective, and ensuring that the iconic turbines made it into the project’s scope, schedule and budget.
Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) 7th and 10th Ward Yard
Cotter provided project management services and commissioning for the construction of a new facility and parking lot to accommodate the City of Chicago staff at the 7th and 10th Ward Yard Building.
The project achieved LEED Gold certification thanks to its unique renewable energy and energy-saving features including solar panels, a building automation system, and wind turbines. These four eye-catching blue turbines will produce an estimated 78,000 kilowatt-hours per year – the equivalent of removing 11 passenger vehicles from the road.
LEED Gold Certification
Did you know?
The Department of Fleet and Facility Management supports the operations of other City Departments by providing high-quality and cost-effective fleet and facility services.