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Green Exchange and Baum Development were honored for the Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project at the 19th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, held on February 13, 2013, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.  Managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago, the award program recognizes outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development and community building.

As the largest sustainable business site in the U.S., Green Exchange offers office and showroom space to  environmentally-focused companies and organizations. The 270,000 SF project is an adaptive reuse of the former Frederick Cooper Lamp Factory in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. As the architect of record, HPA targeted LEED Platinum certification, incorporating sustainable features such as solar thermal panels, high efficiency mechanical systems, and a 13,000 SF green roof.

The award committee noted that Green Exchange is an economically and environmentally sustainable development model that meets its community’s needs. For more information about CNDA Awards, click here.