MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

Elara provides building owners, associations, management companies, and developers with energy efficient designs that enhance occupant comfort, decrease energy costs, and ease ongoing operability and maintenance along with the procurement of utility incentives.

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180 East Pearson
  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
  • 50% reduction in energy costs
  • Project improved system performance, reduced energy consumption, and improved occupant comfort.

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1230 N. State Parkway
  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter
  • Total building energy usage decreased by 24%

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130 N. Garland Court
  • $25,000 procured for previously unaccounted metering credit.
  • $440,265 in energy cost saved from actual utility bills over a 12-month period.
  • $1,086,352 in energy cost savings recorded over a 33-month period.

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Park Alexandria
  • $34,024 incentive from ComEd Smart Ideas Program
  • $137,029 annual savings identified in energy conservation measures
  • Electricity use reduced by 20%, natural gas use reduced by 36%

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320 W. Oakdale
  • Replaced aging boilers designed to handle heating and domestic hot water load for entire building
  • Smaller, more energy efficient boilers selected to address the challenge of working within a small space

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525 W. Hawthorne Place
  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter, Regional, International
  • $243,906 Annual Utility Savings (50% decrease in annual utility costs after mechanical upgrade)

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653 Kingsbury
  • Converted chilled water system from district cooling to on-site generation
  • Approximately $100,000 annual energy savings achieved

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40 E. 80th Street
  • In 12-month period, completed project avoided almost $100,000 in energy costs.

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The Fordham
  • Heating Conversion/Mechanical Upgrade and New Chilled Water Plant Projects projected to save approximately $400K annually in avoided utility costs
  • $98,500 utility incentive successfully achieved for both projects

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1130 South Michigan Avenue
  • Engineering design upgraded building electrical service and infrastructure while fully occupied, with minimal disturbance to residents
  • Additional modifications brought system into compliance with local code

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Lake Park Plaza Condominiums
  • Energy analysis identified opportunity to replace the building’s original absorption cooling unit with new high-efficiency electric chillers
  • Saved over $175,000 (26% decrease) in utility costs in first year of operation of new cooling system

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1660 North LaSalle Condominiums
  • Project completed under budget, ahead of schedule
  • Replaced water piping and supply risers throughout 42-story building

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1109 Washington
  • Designed to Earn Energy Star Designation
  • Design incorporates various high-efficiency measures to maximize building energy performance

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1550 North Clark
  • Designed to Earn Energy Star Designation
  • Design includes high-efficiency air-source VRF heat recovery heating and condensing domestic hot water heaters

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North Broadway
  • Designed to achieve LEED Silver rating
  • Incorporates geothermal heating and cooling system

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474 N. Lake Shore Drive
  • Reduced relative energy costs by 23% for annual savings of $127,000
  • $58,275 in utility incentive funding received.

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180 East Pearson – Generator Replacement
  • Replaced 575kW generator
  • Secured Chicago Special Permission Code Variance for a 74th floor installation
  • Eliminated expensive, disruptive helicopter lift of new generator

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1660 North LaSalle Condominiums – System Replacements/ Upgrades
  • Boiler plant replacement & chiller redundancy implementation
  • Expected $46,500 in annual utility savings
  • Secured $57,500 in utility incentive funding

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1122 North Clark Street (The Elm at Clark)
  • Chiller & boiler plant replacement, MUA replacement, FACP upgrade
  • $82,539 in utility incentive funding
  • Reduced changeover time between heating and cooling modes from days to hours

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Tribune Tower
  • MEPFP design supported adaptive reuse of Chicago Landmark Building
  • Designed to exceed the City of Chicago sustainability ordinance

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Legacy at Millennium Park
  • $330,000 annual energy cost savings (5.3 year payback)
  • Project completed 17% under budget

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Rethke Terrace Certified Passive House
  • Certified Passive House (PHIUS+) and LEED Platinum designation
  • Key design elements include:  energy efficient lighting, energy recovery ventilators, maximized day-lighting, VRF heating/cooling systems

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