Dynegy has entered into a multi-year partnership with Chicago's iconic Willis Tower to provide 100% renewable electricity to the Tower.
"Sustainability is a top priority as we transform Willis Tower into a market-leading work environment," said David Moore, senior vice president and portfolio director, EQ Office. "Our partnership with Dynegy is one of the many ways we're continuing our commitment to co-creating sustainable experiences in and around Willis Tower, and we're proud to further EQ's mission of making smart, green choices that improve the space around us."
The contract with Dynegy ensures that 100% of Willis Tower's electricity comes from wind power via renewable energy credits and also ensures that costs to tenants remain consistent. The deal was signed as the 110-story urban destination undergoes the biggest restorative project in its history.
The $500 million renovation project now underway includes the addition of Catalog, a more than 300,000 square-feet curated dining, entertainment and community experience, as well as a 30,000 square-feet outdoor deck and garden, evolving at the base of the tower. The Catalog name is a historical nod to Willis Tower's original developer and owner, Sears Roebuck, and its popular printed catalog, which was a retail disrupter of its age. The Tower renovation also includes 150,000 square feet of new tenant amenity spaces. As part of the renovation, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Willis Tower the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for energy efficiency upgrades made throughout the Tower.
"For Dynegy, understanding this customer's bold commitment to sustainability and its sweeping vision for the future was key to developing business solutions, and ultimately, a partnership," said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for Dynegy.
In addition to powering Willis Tower, Dynegy is also the official and exclusive Energy Provider for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. The company understands the unique operational needs of buildings that draw visitors on this scale and is committed to creating tailored solutions that work for each of its customers.