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444 North Wells Street
444 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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The 444 North Wells Building is a more than 56,700-square-foot, six-story loft building that is 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.


444 North Wells is managed and leased by Urban Innovations (UI), a fully integrated real estate investment firm. Built in 1903, this classic loft building offers tenant-controlled HVAC, operable windows, advanced telecommunications and Internet systems, additional storage spaces, and a roof deck. This all-electric building features individually sub-metered tenant spaces, occupancy sensors on new lighting fixtures in bathrooms and corridors, and is undergoing a phased upgrade to the HVAC system.

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 yearlong Chicago Green Office Challenge Event and held monthly tenant education meetings about the fundamentals of sustainability.


Chicago Green Office Challenge - Property Manager Excellence 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 444 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:*
444 North Wells Limited Partnership

Property Manager:*
Urban Innovations, Ltd.

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2011 (88)
2012 (90)
2013 (88)
2014 (87)
2015 (91)
2016 (94)
2017 (92)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 73332 sf

Year Constructed: 1903

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems