Home Eco Friendly Guide Studio Gang eyes LEED Silver certification for their Solstice on the Park Tower

Studio Gang eyes LEED Silver certification for their Solstice on the Park Tower

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South Chicago will soon see a site specific passive solar residential tower erecting to offer best quality lifestyle to the inhabitants. Dubbed the “Solstice on the Park Tower”, the 26-story building eyes LEED Silver certification with its green credentials. In order to significantly reduce heat gain in summer and maintain solar exposure in the winter, the structure uses a tilted glazing on the southern face, which is angled to 71 degrees.


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Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the tower incorporates 145 units stacked in phases of four stories to accommodate the angled face, offices, a community room, conference space and gardens. Located adjacent to Jackson Park, the structure flaunts other green features like a green roof, rainwater catchment, passive cooling and an aggressive IAQ profile. I must admit the building definitely holds the potential to become a landmark for Chicago.

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Via: Evolo