CHICAGO, IL - One East Delaware, a luxury apartment community owned by Waterton Residential in Chicago's prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood, has earned Chicago's first multifamily LEED EB Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It's the third largest community in the country to earn this certification.
To earn national accreditation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Existing Buildings, One East Delaware's operations and maintenance standards met those established by the USGBC, including energy and water efficiency, advanced indoor environmental quality, sustainable purchasing and innovative operations. Further, points were earned for access to alternative transportation and green cleaning practices.
With 306 rental residences, OED offers studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom apartments and parking. Residences are equipped with energy efficient appliances and feature dramatic city views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities include a fitness center, sundeck and 24-hour door service. Conveniences include on-site Potash Brothers grocery, Starbucks®, More Cupcakes, Salon Buzz, Tails in the City and more.
One East Delaware's Gold Coast location provides easy access to Magnificent Mile shopping, restaurants and clubs and is within walking distance to the lakefront, public transportation and the central business district.
"Waterton Residential is honored to achieve Chicago's first LEED Silver certification for an existing residential rental high-rise," said Peter Vilim, Co-Founder, Waterton Residential. "This recognition comes as a result of our long-term commitment to environmental sustainability and providing a higher quality of life for our residents, and through more than a year of efforts from our executive team and the best consultants in the industry."
"With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC's vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. "As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, One East Delaware is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement."
Waterton extends its commitment to the environment as lead sponsor of Garfield Park Conservatory, owned by Chicago Park District and housing over 1,000 unique plants within a 4.5-acre series of greenhouses. "Residents from our urban Chicago high-rises -- Presidential Towers, One East Delaware, River North Park and Mondial -- are within an easy reach of this urban oasis," said Vilim.