EMME earned a LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council and is managed to support a sustainable lifestyle

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Reclaimed water from the building is used for landscape irrigation

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:

  • Located at the third-floor deck, is a 3,000-square-foot vegetable and fruit garden that is visible to EMME residents
  • Located on the rooftop of EMME, is a 5,000-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 will offer CSA packages to residents, and curate community events for residents throughout the year.

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™

people

People

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

planet

Planet

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

prosperity

Prosperity

Economic impact: $113,481,800
Jobs created: 682
(from initial construction)

The Livable Place Index™ is Gerding Edlen’s system of metrics measuring our dedication to people, planet and prosperity. The Planet numbers represent projected annual savings compared with a standard building.

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Principles of Place

At Gerding Edlen, we use our Principles of Place to create vibrant and inspiring places for people. By leveraging sustainability, community and smart design, we can reduce environmental impacts associated with the construction and operations of our buildings while providing high quality community-oriented experiences for our tenants.

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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