Suburban Teamsters of N. Illinois Pension Fund
This office building houses the Suburban Teamsters of Northern Illinois Pension Fund Headquarters. Designed as a green building, it incorporates renewable materials and energy efficient design. The concrete parking lot was designed to accommodate the weight of tractor-trailers and their turning radius to accommodate union members’ visits.
The entrance canopy is a 1,200 sf, 72-panel solar array. It produces electricity that back-feeds the building service reducing utility consumption. The building was situated so the angled entrance canopy faced south, optimizing electrical production. The building won a 2008 Award of Merit from the Association of Licensed Architects.