Multifamily Chicago Real Estate First to Earn Green

August 23, 2011

A luxury Chicago real estate apartment community has earned the city’s first multifamily LEED EB Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

One East Delaware (OED), at North State Street and East Delaware in Chicago’s prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood, is now the third largest community in the country to earn this certification.

Exterior of building

One East Delaware is located near the Magnificent Mile and all that if offers.

Owned by Waterton Residential, OED earned the designation by meeting standards established by the USGBC, including:

*Energy and water efficiency

*Advanced indoor environmental quality

*Sustainable purchasing

*Innovative operations

*Access to alternative transportation

*Green cleaning practices

“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.”

the view from an apartment

Could you live with that view?

OED is a pet-friendly building that offers 306 studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent.

All units are equipped with energy-efficient appliances, mechanicals, plumbing and fixtures, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide extra light and heat as well as fantastic city views.

Residents can benefit from a 24-hour fitness center, a sundeck, 24-hour door service, attached indoor parking and multiple on-site conveniences, including a gourmet grocery store, full-service salon and spa, luxury pet boutique and Starbucks.

“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.”

For more information on One East Delaware, visit

To learn more about Waterton Residential and its other Chicago properties, visit

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