CannonDesign: LEED Platinum interiors at the University of Chicago
The university's Harper Court is an example of mixed-use, sustainable development.
Harper Court is a mixed-use development that anchors the 53rd Street Corridor, a nationally recognized exemplar of sustainable urban development within a university context. Encompassing 1.1 million square feet, Harper Court includes a 12-story office tower, a 130-room hotel, a 31,500-square-foot fitness center, and nearly 74,000 square feet of retail space. Harper Court is the first project of its kind to achieve LEED certification under four different rating systems: LEED-ND Gold certification for the entire development, LEED-CS Gold certification for the office tower, LEED-NC Gold certification for the hotel, and LEED-CI Platinum certification for the interior build-out of the University of Chicago's offices.
By creating a daytime population of 500 employees, the University of Chicago administrative offices have played a critical role in the redevelopment’s success. To achieve and exceed the original LEED Gold certification goal on a tight budget, the project team sought out budget savings in all areas of the project’s design and construction, and recommended glass-fronted perimeter offices to provide staff with views of the Chicago skyline and a sense of openness and community.
-Edited by Jessica DuBois-Maahs, associate content manager, CFE Media, jdmaahs [a] cfemedia.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey