The first, and only, green mall

Maybe I should start an entire category of “it was just a matter of time before this happened”, because here’s yet another one…

The Green Exchange in Chicago will be the first silver LEED-certified green building designated strictly for green tenants. Schedule for a Fall 2007 opening, it should be no surprise the 250,000 s.f. concrete loft building to be renovated is in Chicago, already regarded as the most green-minded major city in the U.S.

Regarded as the first (and so far only) green mall, the tenants include:
– An ‘environmental printer’
– A green building consultant
– A green building supplier
– The nation’s largest bike retailer
– An energy efficiency consultant and supplier
– An eco-friendly packaging company
– An organic restaurant and caterer

It’s green building features include:
– Loft style spaces with tremendous natural light
– State of the art green roof
– High-efficiency HVAC, water and energy systems
– Energy efficient windows and doors
– Building paint and stains all eco-friendly for clean air quality
– Bike room and showers, car-sharing service, and priority hybrid parking

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