State-of-the-art Energy Saving Systems at 311 South Wacker generate $402K Energy Award from ComEd
ComEd presents its largest energy award for a commercial building to Zeller Realty Group
Chicago (June 26, 2015) – ComEd presented a Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Award of $402,318 to 311 South Wacker–its largest award given for a commercial real estate project. Zeller Realty Group, the building’s property manager, installed a state-of-the-art energy saving system and LED lighting to earn this substantial award for the West Loop office tower.
“311 South Wacker is the first major office tower in Chicago to install wireless Pneumatic thermostats connected to a cloud-based intelligent building system. A total of 944 thermostats were installed by our engineering team in record time,” said Consolato Gattuso, Vice President of Technical Operations, Zeller Realty Group. “The system allows sophisticated algorithms to utilize real time data to make operational energy saving decisions.”
“These upgrades are part of the many infrastructure and environmental improvements that we have made since acquiring 311 South Wacker last year,” said Paul Zeller, CEO, Zeller Realty Group. “As a result, the property will save an estimated 2.1 million kWh per year which is the equivalent of planting 37,130 new trees.”
“ComEd offers our customers a variety of solutions through our Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program to help save energy and money,” said George Malek, director of Energy Efficiency Services at ComEd. “We try hard to understand the unique needs of our customers in order to incorporate energy efficient strategies. Whether businesses are building new facilities, renovating or expanding, ComEd will work with them to achieve a permanent reduction in electrical usage.”
About 311 South Wacker
Zeller Realty Group (ZRG) acquired 311 South Wacker (www.311southwacker.com) in March 2014 and has since significantly upgraded the infrastructure, including a cellular distributed antenna system, improved retail offerings and has begun construction on a 15,000 SF Tenant Lounge and Conference Center. ZRG’s commitment to the environment and sustainability is parallel to its desire to provide upscale, efficient amenities and common areas to tenants.
Designed in 1990 by Kohn Peterson & Fox, 311 South Wacker boasts a West Loop location that is highly accessible from all modes of transportation—public and private. Tenants enjoy unparalleled, 360-degree views from every floor and high-end dining and business service amenities including a one-acre park complete with free Wi-Fi. A four-story, indoor Winter Garden gives the stunning lobby ample sunlight and brings the outdoors into one of Chicago’s most impressive office towers.