EMME is pursuing a LEED Gold Certification with the United States Green Building Council and is designed to perform approximately 38% better than a comparable building.

Floor Plans

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Locally-made materials are featured throughout the building, including handmade tile from a Chicago artisan in the rooftop lounge.

The Roof Crop™ is an urban farm located in Chicago, IL. Using a comprehensive green-roof system developed by Omni Ecosystems, The Roof Crop grows clean, responsibly grown produce and delivers it with minimal environmental impact.

The Roof Crop will grow and maintain two urban gardens located on-site at EMME:

  • The third-floor deck includes a vegetable and fruit garden that is grown and maintained for use by EMME residents
  • Located on the rooftop of EMME, is an 8,000-square-foot rooftop farm that is commercially maintained and harvested by The Roof Crop. The produce from the urban farm will be distributed to local restaurants and grocers.

In addition to maintaining EMME’s urban agriculture, The Roof Crop curates events for residents that includes Farmers Markets, Farm Cocktails & Bites and Cooking Workshops

The Haymarket Memorial sculpture, which pays tribute to the Haymarket Riots of 1886 and the organized labor movements where workers rallied for fair labor laws, is located at EMME near the entry of the building.

Livable Place Index™

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People

Walk Score®: 97, Very Walkable
Transit Score® : 100, Excellent
Transit Bike Score™: 86, Bikable

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Planet

Energy: 1,633,163 kWh (149 homes powered)
Air: 596 MT CO2 offset (127 cars off the road)
Water: 2,351,471 GAL (117,574 showers)

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Prosperity

Economic impact: $113,481,800
Jobs created: 682

The Livable Place Index™ is Gerding Edlen’s system of metrics measuring our dedication to people, planet and prosperity.

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Principles of Place

Gerding Edlen’s Principles of Place guide one simple thing: creating vibrant, inspiring and sustainable spaces where people can work, learn and live. Gerding Edlen created the Livable Place Index™ to measure the global impact that sustainable buildings and their occupants have on energy, air and water.

Read more about Gerding Edlen’s Principles of Place, a unique set of standards for livable spaces.

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Heavy timber columns from the existing building were reclaimed for the lobby’s concierge desk.

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