Chicago: Fulton Market
Located in the historic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, Google Chicago also known as Fulton Market, is a 350,000 square feet office space spanning 7 floors in in the existing 1000 Fulton building, originally built in 1923. The project set ambitious performance goals establishing key criteria and metrics for user experience, sustainability and health - including indoor air quality, acoustics, biophilia, lighting quality and thermal comfort - that best support employee health, happiness and productivity.
The Google Chicago Office was also the first of its kind to explore the opportunities and challenges with using leading industry green rating system standards to achieve some of these ambitious outcomes - namely LEED version 4, Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and WELL Building Building Certification. Pursuing these certifications led to initiatives such as 100% red list free materials, circadian rhythm lighting design, biophilic design, and providing real time energy use and indoor air quality information right at our Googlers' fingertips. These certifications presented a unique opportunity for Google to not only meet its priorities but also test and validate those using market-based solutions and third party standards.
More information about the project and details about the key sustainability, health and user experience features can be found in this Chicago:Fulton Sustainable Factsheet.