The Walsh Group recently expanded its Chicago headquarters by renovating an existing three-story building and adding a floor to create a 93,000 SF state-of-the-art office building. The facility is LEED Platinum certified and includes a three-story architectural glass staircase within a sky-lit atrium with a retired bulldozer as a centerpiece. The building is composed of offices, conference rooms, training space and 20,000 SF of heated indoor parking.
At the time of its completion, the project was certified as LEED Platinum with the 6th highest total point achievement of any project submitted to the USGBC. Highlights include a green roof covering 70% of the building roof surface, rainwater harvesting, 95% construction waste recycling throughout construction, existing building material re-use, and integrated HVAC and lighting controls with a high-efficiency enclosure and mechanical system reducing yearly annual energy costs by 42%.