Hotel Felix to Harvest Chicago’s “Windy City” Power

The Hotel Felix, the first hotel in Chicago designed to be Silver LEED certified, is proud of its many green features and initiatives. Compact fluorescent and LED lights are used throughout the building, guest room carpets are made of recycled materials, eco-friendly cleaning products are used throughout the hotel, local organic coffees and teas are served in the lobby, and our front desk has gone paperless to reduce waste.

There are a few more upcoming green projects that the Hotel Felix is excited about as well. Like many of Chicago’s downtown buildings, both Hotel Felix and its sister property, Hotel Cass, are located in strong wind corridors. As part of a renewable energy study being conducted by both hotels in cooperation with  GSY Energy Inc., Hotel Felix and Hotel Cass have installed technology to measure the amount of wind power potential for each site. It’s estimated that the two hotels combined could produce more than 100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity from wind annually.

Findings of the wind study are expected to be released in spring of 2010. If Hotel Felix can harness the power of Chicago’s wind and transform it into clean energy, it will be just one more way we’re working to help protect the planet and conserve our precious natural resources.