The team evaluated the city’s buildings against a variety of measures, including LEED-EBOM criteria, Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and HUD environmental standards. The process included surveys and on-site meetings with property managers and residents. Data pertaining to energy use, waste management, water cycles, daylight accessibility, pulbic transportation access, green materials management and green cleaning materials informed the assessment.
This environmental property assessment, which included specific recommendations for improvement, is enabling the housing authority to provide healthier living environments for residents while improving its position in the market.
The project included developing Green Operations & Management Practices Manuals for training the housing authority’s property managers, facility operators and maintenance personnel.
580 buildings on 62 properties
Energy Conservation Recommendations
LEED-EB Gap Analysis
AIA Chicago – Design Excellence Awards - SustainABILITY Leadership Award - Special Recognition
Number of residents who were trained as LEED Green Associates to help put in place energy conservation measures
Number of residents who were surveyed
Projected heating cost savings
26 October 2013
“Chicago Housing Authority Sustainable Property Assessment”
AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards