Chicago Hotel Arista Seeking LEED Silver


With all the LEED certified buildings in the world, hotels still comprise only a small portion of the total.  Hotel Arista, for instance, is seeking the first LEED certification for a hotel in Illinois.  Designed by Lohan Anderson, this 144,000 square foot building is part of the CityGate Centre lifestyle development in Naperville, which also is undergoing LEED certification.  The 144 room hotel features luxury amenities wrapped up in the style of classic modernism and some of the following green features:


  • 75% of the building receives natural light;
  • Windows are double-pane, energy-efficient, and sound proof;
  • Centrally maintained smart HVAC system;
  • Smart interior LED lighting activated by motion sensors; and
  • Dual-flush toilets and low-flow water fixtures. 

Hotel Arista was designed to use 30% less water and 21% less energy than a similarly-sized, traditional hotel.  50% of waste was recycled during construction, and the management has committed to a plan for green operations by using chemical-free cleaning products and eco-friendly hotel supplies.  All in all, it should be a good green hotel if you're in the area. 

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Photo credit: Arista Hotel. 

  • Portland Real Estate

    Looks great, I hope they can achieve their goal. There should be more hotels like this one, I was just reading about an eco resort that is being planned for the california coast.

    • Preston

      Definitely … if you get a chance, email me a link to the eco resort. Could be interesting to read about …

  • panic away

    I can just dream to be in hotel like this one. This is unbelievable.

  • Carol Foster

    It will not be a green hotel if it applies chemical deodorizers such as Febreeze to the guest room carpets and washes bedding and towels in scented detergents.  MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) is a protected disability under the ADA.  Yet few hotels recognize this disability  nor do they provide chemical-free accommodations for chemically guests.  Maybe this property will be different.

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