This was in the very early days of LEED. Every design decision was thoroughly researched and evaluated. It was a challenge to maintain a schedule. After all, being a trailblazer was the main driver for the project. It was exciting to be part of Chicago breaking new ground and to help our client lead by example.
The Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT)
Conceived as a trailblazing showcase for green building technologies, the Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT) reclaimed a contaminated site and transformed it into an ecologically sensitive adaptive reuse. The mixed-use building was home to a green design, materials, and construction education facility, and provided incubator space for green industries. It was the first municipally owned building to earn LEED Platinum certification.
Cotter helped negotiate synergies between the green agenda and the project’s schedule and budget. Skillful management allowed the design team to focus as much on the methodology of the green components as on the final product, ensuring the project earned its LEED Platinum rating.
LEED Platinum Certification
2003 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award
Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM)Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): https://pbcchicago.com/projects/chicago-center-for-green-technology/ 2003 Chicago Building Congress Merit Award