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101 North Wacker
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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Owned and managed by Hines, 101 North Wacker is a 23-story, 599,000-square-foot office building in the West Loop submarket of Chicago's Central Business District. Completed in 1980, 101 North Wacker was designed by Perkins and Will, and is distinguished by a sleek, angular presence accentuating the sharp corner at Wacker Drive and Washington Street. A two-story colonnaded entrance opens onto a broad pedestrian plaza at the base of the tower; tenants enjoy close proximity to commuter trains and CTA rail.


101 North Wacker earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of active building management and an aggressive program of building renovation that included improved energy efficiency as a major goal. In three renovations--1990, 2008, and 2009--building mechanical systems and infrastructure were upgraded, bringing them to current standards and improving energy performance. For instance, T8 and compact fluorescent lighting is used throughout the building, helping to reduce energy consumption from tenant lighting. On the HVAC side, variable frequency drives have been installed on building fan systems and air handling units, helping to keep them operating at levels close to actual demand. An advanced building automation system is another upgrade, giving property managers at 101 North Wacker the ability to monitor and adjust building energy consumption to meet specific performance targets.


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 BAEV/LaSalle Chicago North Wacker Drive 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:*
BAEV/LaSalle Chicago North Wacker Drive LLC

Property Manager:*
JLL (101)

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (77)
2009 (80)
2010 (87)
2012 (88)
2013 (76)
2014 (79)
2015 (82)
2017 (82)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 663093 sf

Year Constructed: 1980

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant