This is One Healthy Piece of Chicago Real Estate

October 12, 2011

One of the first multifamily Chicago real estate residential properties to go green has also become the city’s first smoke-free green high rise.

AMLI 900, located at 900 S. Clark St. in the South Loop, was completed in 2008 and is LEED-certified. To go with its green features, the building has adopted the Breatheasy program, which prohibits residents and guests to smoke inside homes and common areas, making this a 100 percent smoke-free property.

an interior with a viewThat includes the building’s exterior green roof, which conserves rainwater and absorbs heat to lower energy consumption.

Other green features at AMLI 900:

*Low-flow water fixtures

*Low-E glass windows to minimize heat penetration in units

*Energy-efficient light fixtures and bulbs with day-lighting sensor controls to conserve electricity

*High-efficiency water heaters, gas furnaces and electric heating

*Energy Star appliances

*Natural wood inside and out

*Building constructed using recycled materials

*Landscape filled with native vegetation to reduce water needs

*Pet friendly building with a dog run

*Low VOC paint to improve indoor air quality

And, no smoking.

If you are caught smoking, you’ll be accessed a fine of $250, which will be donated to the American Lung Association.

rooftop deckAMLI has luxury apartment communities throughout the Chicago area and the country. The company offers a program in which a portion of your rent is applied to the purchase price of a new home when you buy from a participating builder.

Chicago’s AMLI 900 was the company’s first attempt at LEED certification. The pet friendly property offers 440 units on 24 floors, along with a dog run, rooftop sundeck with outdoor fireplace, rooftop lounge with theater area, fitness center, private park and skyline and lake views.

Healthy, green and profitable. No wonder the building is almost fully occupied.

For more information, visit AMLI900.com.

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