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The Langham Chicago is committed to minimizing environmental impacts associated with the normal operation of a hotel in an environmentally sustainable manner. As an environmentally conscious company, we are committed to identifying and refining existing plans and policies, ensuring compliance with existing and future best practice standards, legislation and benchmarking in order to achieve sustainability.

Hotel will be a LEED certified space in a LEED certified base building
Project has been located in urban environment and close to many basic community services, channeling development to areas with existing infrastructure, protecting greenfields, preserving habitat and natural resources
Project is located near several public transportation options, reducing pollution and land development impacts of automobiles
Project has provided bike storage and changing facilities to its staff, reducing pollution and land development impacts of automobiles
Project does not require the use of parking, reducing pollution and land development impacts of automobiles
Fundamental and Enhanced Cx were performed, verifying that the energy-related systems are designed, installed, calibrated to perform and operate as intended.
Efficient HVAC and lighting systems were installed and modeled to demonstrate at least a 15% - performance improvement
No CFC-based refrigerants in HVAC&R systems and fire suppression.
100% of eligible Energy Star appliances were purchased
Ability for ongoing accountability and optimization of energy and water consumption was designed into the project
Green Power was purchased for the project, encouraging the development of renewable energy technologies
Storage and collection of recyclables is implemented, facilitating reduction in waste
Project in long term commitment with base building, conserving resources and reducing waste from typical tenant turnover
More than 75% of construction-generated waste was diverted from landfills
Project designed to be constructed with materials having a minimum of 10% of both recycled and regionally supplied content
Minimum indoor air quality performance has been established, contributing to well-being and comfort of occupants
No smoking is allowed within the project
CO2 sensors and ventilation system monitoring has been designed into the project as to help sustain occupant well-being and comfort
Indoor air quality was managed during the construction process to protect and sustain occupant and construction worker well-being and comfort
Special care was taken to ensure that low-emitting materials were selected and installed to reduce potentially harmful or irritating indoor air contaminants
Walk off mats were installed, special filters put in place and rooms that contained potential contaminants were exhausted properly to protect the occupants and minimize exposure to pollutants
Lighting controls were installed to increase productivity and comfort of occupants.
Project designed to be a thermally comfortable environment for the comfort and well-being of occupants
Project provides access to daylight and views, connecting occupants from indoor spaces to the outdoor environment
Project is engaged in a Green cleaning and green pest control program
Project will be providing education to guests and staff through signage and integrated web page