Quantifiable environmental and community impacts have been a central focus since 200 W. Adams undertook its 2017 renovation.

Gerding Edlen and its investment fund, Green Cities Fund III (which owns 200 W. Adams), is committed to creating and maintaining higher-quality, sustainable properties that positively impact tenants’ lives and the environment.

Gerding Edlen’s Livable Place Index is a proprietary methodology formulated to quantify environmental and community impacts based on a triple bottom line approach – People, Planet, and Prosperity.

The 200 West Adams Livable Place Index™



Sustainable, inviting spaces are ones where 20-minute living can become a reality. 20-minute living refers to properties with a rich variety of services and amenities for people to enjoy within a 20-minute walk, bike ride or transit ride.

98/100Walk Score
88/100Bike Score
100/100Transit Score


Gerding Edlen measures the environmental impacts of its properties through key performance indicators - energy, carbon, water and waste.

Annual Energy, Water, Waste & Carbon Emission Reductions

48% LessEnergy

48% LessCarbon
(Metric Tons)

3% MoreWater

38% LessWaste

Standard Building 200 W. Adams
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Gerding Edlen’s properties provide opportunities to bring profound and lasting economic benefits to local and regional communities. The key economic performance indicators that Gerding Edlen tracks during initial construction and renovations include total jobs created, union construction jobs and overall fiscal impacts. During building operations, local, minority and women-owned vendors are also tracked.



Fiscal Impact


Total Jobs Created
During Building Renovations






LEED Gold Certified • Energy Star Certified

Sustainability efforts have involved LEED re-certification under the USGBC’s new Arc platform, retro-commissioning, and a tenant Green Ambassador program.

Building Optimization

During 2017, several major capital projects were completed to optimize efficiency. The building chiller underwent a major overhaul and a new, high-efficiency cooling tower allows for better controllability by building management. The result? Improved thermal comfort for tenants, reduced daily demands on facility staff, improved energy performance, lower carbon emissions, and operational cost savings.

For tenants and communities, for the better

Green Ambassador Program

Tenant representatives are encouraged to join the Green Ambassador group that meets quarterly to discuss sustainability-related topics of interest over a catered lunch. These ambassadors share best practices with colleagues in their offices and promote tenant participation in building-sponsored programs, such as the building-wide composting program. Meetings typically feature guest speakers with expertise in specific fields.

Community Engagement

A host of events are held regularly at the building to promote sustainability awareness and to provide opportunities for tenants to connect with one another. Examples of events held in 2017 include an ice cream social, a wellness vendor fair, clothing and other drives to support non-profit organizations such as Vietnam Veterans of America, and a window farming workshop. 200 W. Adams also promotes the use of local and minority/women-owned vendors for building operations.


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