The Merchandise Mart is the second largest commercial building in the United States, second only to the Pentagon, so receiving LEED-EB Silver Certification was a big (no pun intended) deal. According to USGBC, LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.
The Merchandise Mart has been home to NeoCon for the past 39 years and is also home to our association. Now you can go behind the scenes of the Merchandise Mart to learn how they achieved LEED-EB Silver. They will be providing a tour at NeoCon this year. Click here for more information.
Also, don’t forget that IIDA will hold its student series on Wednesday, June 11th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at our suite, 567. Ken Wilson, IIDA, AIA, LEED AP will be giving students a tour of our LEED Gold space and giving students valuable insight into the decisions that went into our new office.