LEED-Certified McCormick Place Hosting Greenbuild Conference

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) 2010 Greenbuild conference is being held this week at Chicago’s McCormick Place, which recently underwent major renovations. The West and South buildings of McCormick Place are both LEED-certified. The convention center features more than a mile of Wausau’s curtainwall system, Window and Wall Systems®. 

“We’re proud to have contributed to this enduring, city-defining, iconic building,” says David DeBettignies, Wausau’s regional sales manager. “It was an exciting opportunity to be a part of McCormick South, as well as an engineering challenge. As McCormick Place has expanded, we’re pleased that it has continued to serve the community, the convention-bound visitors and the environment.” 

In addition to the curtainwall system, one of the unique features and challenging design elements were the unusually wide glass units that were installed to enhance the view of Lake Michigan while meeting load and wind deflection requirements. Custom unitized wall units were created by Wausau as well as large clearstory windows. 

McCormick Place was recently recognized by the Trade Show Exhibitors Association as “Best Convention Center.”