504 Green Street Apartments (Kenect)


Commissioning - Chicago, IL


504 Green Street Apartments (formerly known as Kenect) was developed by Akara Partners with architecture by Pappageorge Haymes. The facility features both a low-rise and a high-rise component, totalling about 252,000 square feet. The facilities were constructed concurrently with different completion dates, which dictated the phasing of G/BA's commissioning project. LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning scope were provided, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.


This development includes 227 apartments, plus 14,000 square feet of retail/commercial space, two large interior amenity spaces, and a rooftop pool deck. For both the low-rise and high-rise components, G/BA provided design-phase, construction-phase, and occupancy/operations-phase commissioning.

In the high-rise portion of the project, G/BA identifed multiple issues through eight field observation visits, and 55 construction issues through a combination of observations and functional performance testing. Seventeen construction issues were identified in the low-rise portion of the project, again through a combination of field observations and tests.

Systems manuals were provided for the building operating staff, intended to supplement training activities provided by the construction contractors.