525 W Hawthorne Place

ADDRESS: 525 W Hawthorne Pl, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
BUILDING TYPE: Highrise, Residential
TEAM / TEAM LEAD: Matt Swanson
TEAM / TEAM LEAD: Steve Maze, Matt Swanson
ELARA ROLE: ME Engineering Design

Project Highlights & Results

  • ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Award; First-Place: Chapter, Regional, International
  • $243,906 Annual Utility Savings (50% decrease in annual utility costs after mechanical upgrade).
  • Condominium Association required project to be completed without a special assessment to condo unit owners.
  • Project was fully funded through a loan paid for entirely by the energy savings generated by Elara’s energy efficiency improvement at no cost to the building residents.
  • Elara’s original building Energy Audit was used as the basis to substantiate the energy savings to fund repayment of the loan.

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