Tenant Handbook

Sustainability

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At the Merchandise Mart, we are taking big steps to be green through sustainable practices like composting, recycling, reducing water and energy use and educating others on how to do the same.

Sustainability refers to the effort to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

LEED is a rating system for how sustainable a building is designed based on efforts like water and energy conservation, and air quality.    

In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded The Merchandise Mart LEED-EB Gold Certification - making it the largest structure in the world honored for helping improve environmental impact through green building practices and design.

We ask you to join us in our commitment to expand our goals for making The Merchandise Mart an even more sustainable and eco-friendly workplace through greater tenant awareness, participation and pride.