Going for LEED Gold
AT&T’S CHICAGO FLAGSHIP is the first
of the company’s retail stores designed for
LEED Gold Retail CI certification, although
the company’s corporate commitment to
sustainability throughout its operations
is not new. “We have been working over
the last several years to incorporate LEED
principles into the remainder of our store
portfolio,” says Rudy Hermond, senior vice
president of retail sales operations at AT&T.
Says Alex Shapleigh, Callison principal,
“AT&T committed to making this the most
sustainable store they had ever built.”
That meant that every material, lighting
specification, furniture component, and
design decision had to be vetted for its
ability to achieve sustainability goals.
Callison involved LEED experts from its
Los Angeles office, set the strategies, held an
eco-charrette, and managed the process, coordinating with the general contractor, vendors,
Seeking LEED Gold certification, AT&T committed
to making the Michigan Avenue flagship the most
sustainable store the company has built.
architect, MEP engineers, commissioning agent,
and AT&T’s internal teams to meet AT&T’s goal.
Here are a few details:
• To minimize energy use, 90 percent of light-
ing in the store is LED, new HVAC was installed,
and Energy Star appliances are used
Tracy Dillon is editor of Retail
Environments. Contact her at
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