Flair Tower pursuing LEED certification

Flair Tower River North

Flair Tower, 222 W Erie St, is set to open to renters Spring of 2010 with 98 units, 9,500 square feet of retail and 210 parking spots. According to the website, this River North high-rise is pursuing Silver LEED certification, potentially lowering the carbon footprint of every resident. LEED measures a broad range of elements: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design, and regional priority. Most of the categories are generally self-explanatory, with the exception of “regional priority.” The U.S. Green Building Council describes it as “environmental importance for a project’s region.”

There are four levels of certification. Certified is a score of 40-49 points, Bronze is 50-59 points, 60-69 points for Silver, 70-79 points for Gold, and any score of 80 points or higher receives a Platinum certification. In Chicago, nine buildings have received a Platinum certification including City of Chicago Department of Environment, Exelon Headquarters, and the FBI Regional Office.


  • ATG 9 years

    EnV – The new rental highrise being built at Kinzie and Wells, is already LEED certified… will be the first LEED residential building in Chicago.

  • ATG

    Two strikes against you.

    One – failure to disclose your connection to EnV.

    Two – unless I’m missing something your project has yet to achieve certification.

    It’s deceptive – and probably a violation of FTC guidelines – to post anonymously without disclosing your interest in the project. It’s certainly a violation to misrepresent the status of the project. Using a post about a competitor as a basis for that only makes it worse.

  • Even if/when EnV receives its certification, it appears that The Enterprise Companies’ River Village Pointe on Kingsbury has beaten it to the punch…

  • And when the problems occur, it was the fault of the builders. ,