July 26, 2007 – Eco18, in its pursuit of LEED Gold certification, has received Tier Three qualification in the Chicago Permit system. It is the very first building to do so and achieving this allows Eco18 developers to be exempt from fees and paperwork associated with the lengthy permit process involved with building projects.
The two towers on 1818 South Wabash will consist of 12 floors and a total of 93 living units. The ground floor will contain retail space and the second and third floors will be reserved for resident parking.
During every phase of construction, Eco18 has worked towards green certification. Materials, building supplies and even water usage were monitored to obtain maximum efficiency and be environmentally friendly. To conserve energy, Eco18 will have a complex series of solar panels on the roof tops that will supply enough power to heat almost 50 percent of the resident's hot water usage needs. To offset the normally high energy drain of heating and cooling costs, an underground geo-thermal hot water system will be installed and able to provide almost 75 percent of the power.
Other green features include a fourth floor roof top garden that spans 12,000 feet and energy efficient devices such as water saving shower heads and faucets, toilets and washing machines. Eco18 developers are going the extra distance and their dedication to green construction will also translate to green savings for the environment and residents.
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