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445 North Wells Street
445 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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The 445 North Wells Building is a more than 39,900-square-foot, four-story loft building located in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood, one of Chicago's most popular business and entertainment districts. The property is convenient to the Merchandise Mart and the Loop, and is easily accessible to both the interstate and public transportation.


445 North Wells is managed and leased by Urban Innovations (UI), a fully integrated real estate investment firm. Built in 1930, this loft building was added to in 1989 and offers central HVAC, operable windows, and advanced telecommunications and Internet systems. The building has a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system, efficient lighting systems in tenant spaces, and occupancy sensors in all public spaces.

Urban Innovations also encourages tenants to incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations. In 2010, Urban Innovations launched a tenant engagement and education campaign called UI Change It Up to inspire environmentally responsible improvements in the areas of energy conservation, waste reduction, cleaning, transportation choices, and outreach. Urban Innovations also participated in the year-long Chicago Green Office Challenge and held monthly tenant education meetings about the fundamentals of sustainability.


Chicago Green Office Challenge - Property Manager Achievement Award


?Sustainability has always been a part of the fabric of Urban Innovations. The Conant family's commitment to historic preservation and creative re-use is inherently in alignment with the global sustainability movement and sustainable operations. Urban Innovations encourages tenants to incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations as well.?

-- Alfrieda Green, VP Property Management, Urban Innovations

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by 445 North Wells Limited Partnership or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:

Building Owner:*
445 North Wells Limited Partnership

Property Manager:*
Urban Innovations, Ltd.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2011 (76)
2012 (77)
2013 (79)
2014 (82)
2015 (83)
2016 (87)
2017 (86)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 39913 sf

Year Constructed: 1930

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant