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131 S. Dearborn 3
131 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603
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Managed by Hines, Citadel Center is a 37-story, 1.5 million-square-foot office tower located at 131 South Dearborn Avenue in the heart of Chicago?s downtown business district. Designed by James DeStefano and Ricardo Bofill, this 2003 high-rise is distinguished by a gently bowed facade, a reflective glass curtain wall and a striking cornice of stainless steel at the top of each facade. In addition to its desirable location, Citadel Center has a green roof and a two-level below grade parking garage offering 210 spaces.


Citadel Center earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance through a combination of original building features and an ongoing commitment to energy-efficient management and operational practices. Original features include high-efficiency fluorescent lighting in shared and tenant spaces, reflective window glazing, and a high-efficiency raised-floor HVAC system. The last helps to provide occupants with more comfortable conditions, greater control over zone temperatures, and?in warmer months?an inherently more efficient system, through which cool air is delivered at floor level and warmed air rises and is evacuated through ceiling ducts. Careful management practices at Citadel Center are another reason for the certification, with Hines property managers and engineers designing daily operational plans and control settings for the greatest possible energy efficiency.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm?s participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Dearborn Capital Group, LLC 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.

Building Owner:*
Dearborn Capital Group, LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (78)
2012 (79)
2013 (78)
2014 (77)
2015 (79)
2016 (82)
2017 (84)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1652550 sf

Year Constructed: 2002

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting