200 W. Adams Receives LEED re-certification via Arc

May 29, 2018

Arc is a new certification platform from the USGBC that scores properties based on actual performance metrics

200 W. Adams, a Green Cities Fund III commercial office asset located in Chicago, IL, has earned a LEED Gold re-certification via Arc. Arc is a new certification platform from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that awards certification levels based on actual building performance. Arc generates a Performance Score based on actual metrics in five key categories: energy, water, waste, transportation and human comfort. 200 W. Adams received a LEED Gold re-certification with a score of 73/100.

Originally built in 1985, the 32-story, 683,000 sq. ft. office building scored particularly well in several of Arc’s performance categories.

  • Human Experience: 200 W. Adams earned 18 out of 20 total points in the Human Experience category. Points in this category are based on air quality measurements and overall tenant satisfaction, which is captured via a tenant survey.
  • Waste: 200 W. Adams earned 6 out of 8 total points in the Waste category for the building’s expanded recycling initiatives—including a building-wide composting program that is one of the first of its kind for commercial properties in Chicago—and its tenant outreach program.

To acknowledge this achievement, a tenant celebration was held at the building. Several national and regional representatives from the USGBC were in attendance, as well as over 100 tenants, who were able to learn more about the certification standard and how their day-to-day actions impact overall building performance.

The Arc certification platform also features a digital plaque that displays the property’s performance score for each category. The plaque is mounted in the building’s lobby and provides tenants and guests visibility into its actual performance. The 200 W. Adams team will continue to track these metrics and update the certification on an annual basis.

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