The Langham Gets the Gold

The Langham, Chicago has recently been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
The Langham, Chicago was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The upscale hotel opened in 2013 and occupies the second through thirteenth floors in the AMA Plaza building at 330 N. Wabash Ave. Operated by Hong Kong-based Langham Hotels & Resorts, the property was recognized for its efforts in energy efficiency, material selection, water conservation and indoor environmental quality. According to a statement, the hotel incorporates green features that range from energy-efficient light bulbs and recycling to temperature-controlled Inncom thermostats. Additionally, the Langham utilizes the LEED-Certified Integrated Pest Management System. “With our constant efforts of design innovation for The Langham brand, we’ve also placed a great deal of importance in energy efficiency and sustainable efforts,” said Robert Schofield, the hotel’s general manager, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition, as this award confirms our goals for energy proficiency, the selection of environment-friendly materials and resources, and indoor air quality.” The hotel features a state-of-the-art fitness studio, indoor pool and spa, and 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the 52-story AMA Plaza at330 N. Wabash (formerly the IBM Building) was completed in 1973 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Nearby landmarks include the Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Image courtesy of Langham Hotels & Resorts Click here for further market data on Chicago