SOURCE: McCaffery Interests, Inc.

McCaffery Interests, Inc.

March 29, 2011 12:40 ET

Flair Tower Receives LEED® Silver Certification From The United States Green Building Council

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - McCaffery Interests, Inc. is pleased to announce that Flair Tower has achieved LEED® Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Green Building Rating System is the USGBC's leading ranking classification for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. In order to achieve LEED® Silver Certification, Flair Tower meets LEED standards for energy use, lighting, water and material use and incorporates a variety of sustainable strategies.

Located in Chicago's vibrant River North community on the corner of Erie and Franklin, Flair Tower is a boutique apartment building that features 198 luxury residences, 9,500 SF of retail and 185 parking spots. Designed by Antunovich Associates and built by W.E. O'Neil Construction Company using sustainable design and construction practices, Flair Tower incorporates "green elements" such as locally produced and recycled building materials, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and low VOC-emitting paints and sealants. The building employs green roof technology in combination with an amenity garden to reduce storm water impact to sewer systems and reduce the building's radiant heat load. Flair Tower is a transit-oriented community located near the CTA train station and multiple bus lines that also promotes alternative modes of transportation through a bicycle storage room, changing facility, and I-Go Car Sharing.

Ed Woodbury, President, McCaffery Interests remarks: "This is the company's third LEED Certification, illustrating our long-term commitment to sustainable development practices. We are particularly proud of the seamless integration of green technologies with the highest level of architectural design to define Flair Tower as a sustainable and stylish community." McCaffery Interests has a 20-year history of environmental conscientiousness, focusing on developing and redeveloping urban infill sites in transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly urban locations.

For more information about Flair Tower including residential and retail leasing, please visit or call (312) 397-1050. Follow Flair Tower on Facebook.

About McCaffery Interests, Inc.:
McCaffery Interests, Inc., is a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing real estate for more than 20 years. The McCaffery Interests portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel, and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery Interests is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation. For more information, please visit or call (312) 944-3777.

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