Holiday Inn, the first hotel in Chicago to boast LEED-certification
Chicago now has an LEED-certified hotel to boast about and swell up in pride. The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, in an announcement last week. The building, adjacent to Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart, has 21 rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space and was built originally in 1977. The building has been renovated extensively, with a host of changes and has also installed solar film on many of its windows to reduce solar heat gain.
The building has also adopted the Sustainable Purchasing Policy, opting for LEED-qualified green product like cleaning supplies, office supplies, furniture, electronic equipment, lamps, and construction materials. SC-certified sustainable wood, recycled upholstery fabric and energy-efficient guestroom TVs have also been used at the Holiday Inn, making it a green place to live in.