EcoLogic Lofts Winds Up Green Chicago

EcoLogic Lofts

This is the initial rendering for a project called EcoLogic Lofts in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, a project that developers plan to break ground on in early 2009.  Shooting for LEED Silver certification, the 7-story, 94-unit condo building will source two percent of its power from rooftop wind turbines that look like those made by Aerotecture International (and which are also on Near North Apartments).  Located at Bucktown, Lakeview and Lincoln Park, EcoLogic Lofts will have one and two bedroom units with prices ranging from $239k – $499k. 

EcoLogic Lofts plans to incorporate a number of green features including a highly efficient building envelope, green roof, bicycled room and preferential hybrid parking, water efficient landscaping, waste water reduction technology, a building-wide recycling program, abundant natural lighting, low-VOC materials, etc.

Recycled Fabrics

John Robert Wiltgen Design is helping out with interior design and has been quite creative with their work so far.  For instance, the white furniture above was purchased from local thrift shops and reupholstered using recycled fabrics with low-VOC paints and stains.  Also, the rug below, juxtaposed with darkish bamboo planks, was made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. It’s a nice look, right.  At the very bottom, the mirror wall collage was made with used picture frames painted white.   

Bamboo & Bicycled Tubes

Interiorbedroom Interior

Guest Room

Visit EcoLogic Lofts at 2023 West Fullerton Avenue. 


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  • jon

    I live in Chicago and I was way excited when I heard of this place. When I saw the location… let me tell you that is NOT BUCKTOWN in the sense that most people consider bucktown. The place is located at 2023 W fullerton. You are over one mile walk to any Blue Line train stop (the Blue line is the train system that has two stops in the Bucktown/Wickerpark neighborhood.

    You are about about 1/2 mile north of the area that most people would consider the northern boarder of bucktown. While you are technically in Bucktown, you are in an area with nothing to do, across the street from a Popeye’s chicken and the Vienna Beef factory (mmmm scent of hot dogs all day long). The park of bucktown that runs just north of the highway parallel to elston is industrial, not fun and trendy.

    If you’re looking for a Green place in the north side of chicago, I would recommend the one on the corner of Diversey, Lincoln, and Racine. There you are only two blocks to the El.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      May not work in the winter so much, but ride a bike. Anything within a mile could easily be hit with a bike ride.

      Jon, where do you live by the way?

      • Jon

        Roscoe Village, near the Addison Brown line. I used to live a quarter block from the corner of Lincoln/Racine/Diversey.

        I know a mile is not the longest way to go. But when going to work at an office, not the best to bike (either take bike on train during rush hour, hope you don’t have to do some crazy deal with 2 or 3 buses to get to work, or lock bike somewhere all day and hope nothing happens or no rain)

  • Green J

    http://www.ecologiclofts.com/area/area.html

    wtf…. does this ensure I will get a threesome with some ladies??

    • http://www.metrohippie.com metrohippie

      WOW!!! That could be the funniest thing I’ve seen all year!

      and hey… it could be an effective marketing strategy… what guy in their right mind would choose a different condo if they could have this, eh?

      • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

        No joke, it is pretty funny. I was a little surprised by it myself, but apparently they’re winning awards in the marketing of the place. I’d probably show more images of the rooftop turbines or something …

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