Nice to See Chicago Taking the LEED with Merchandise Mart

Although I’m not a Chicago native, I have adopted the city as my own, so I’ve got “hometown pride” when I hear about news like this.  Commercial Property News recently reported on the move for the Merchandise Mart to attain LEED certification.  I love that they dropped such lines as “the world’s largest building after the Pentagon” and “a major milestone was reached with the world’s largest commercial building going green.”  A testament to Chicago’s continuing effort to “go green”, whether as a result of or despite Mayor Daley’s efforts and initiatives.  But I’m not here to get into politics, so I’ll just say congratulations to Chris Kennedy and Vornado for their accomplishment with the Merchandise Mart green effort and hope that it sparks even more sustainable development in our Windy City.


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