The illustrious building, owned by the Public Building Commission of Chicago and managed by MB Real Estate Services, Inc. was the recipient of the 2003 Midwest Regional TOBY, the 2002 Chicago TOBY, and the 2001 Chicago TOBY, all for Best Government Building of the Year. The building will also be applying for the 2020 TOBY awards.
What is Energy Star?
Energy Star is a program that provides certification to buildings and consumer products which meet certain standards of energy efficiency.
In addition to previous awards, The Richard J. Daley Center has attained another EPA Energy Star Certification with an Energy Star rating of 77 in 2019. This award marks the 9th year for continued Energy Star efficiency.
What does LEED stand for?
LEED, stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
What is LEED Certification?
LEED Certification is a green building certification system. It provides third-party verification that a building is energy and water efficient.This is an ongoing commitment to improve the sustainability of building operations over time. There are four (4) LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
The Richard J. Daley Center originally obtained a LEED Silver certification in May of 2012 and is currently LEED Gold certified as of 2019.
The success achieved by the Daley Center in winning numerous awards is derived through the dedication of its owner the Public Building Commission of Chicago, the tenants of the building, and its staff. The PBCC sets the tone by expecting the building to be maintained and run at the highest standards. The facility management provided by MB Real Estate emphasizes best practices throughout all of the services rendered. The combination of high objectives and best practices are then carried out by a very motivated staff and dedicated team of service organizations that take a great deal of pride in the excellent work performed throughout the Richard J. Daley Center.
The Daley Center would like to thank both management and tenants alike in continuing the building’s distinct legacy. Steadfast efforts in achieving management objectives and healthy relationships with the building’s tenants made this award possible.