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The 3600 Condominium Association 

3600 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL, 60613 Find on Google Maps (opens in a new tab)

Chicago Building ID: 243108

Building Info

Square Footage
841,880 sqft
Higher than 94% of all buildings
6x median
139,707 sqft
6x median Multifamily Housing
144,765 sqft
Primary Property Type
Multifamily Housing
Building Count
Community Area
Lake View
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Emissions & Energy Information for 2022

Greenhouse Gas Intensity
6.7 kg CO2e / sqft
Higher than 55% of all buildings
1.0x median
6.4 kg CO2e / sqft
1.2x median Multifamily Housing
5.7 kg CO2e / sqft
Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions
5,650.4 metric tons CO2 eq.
Higher than 94% of all buildings
6x median
885.8 metric tons CO2 eq.
7x median Multifamily Housing
770.6 metric tons CO2 eq.
Source Energy Usage Intensity
136.1 kBtu / sqft
Higher than 53% of all buildings
1.0x median
132.2 kBtu / sqft
1.2x median Multifamily Housing
117.9 kBtu / sqft
Site Energy Usage Intensity
100.5 kBtu / sqft
Higher than 75% of all buildings
1.3x median
78.4 kBtu / sqft
1.4x median Multifamily Housing
73.7 kBtu / sqft
Natural Gas Use
69,825,968.3 kBtu
Est. Gas Bill: $833,000 for 2022**
#39 Highest in Chicago* 🚩
#11 Highest of Multifamily Housing Buildings 🚩
12x median
5,818,399.6 kBtu
11x median Multifamily Housing
6,538,862.3 kBtu
Electricity Use
14,741,445.4 kBtu
Est. Electric Bill: $618,000 for 2022**
Higher than 87% of all buildings
3.9x median
3,796,376.7 kBtu
5x median Multifamily Housing
2,848,153.7 kBtu

* Note on Rankings: Rankings and medians are among included buildings, which are those who reported under the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance for the year 2022, which only applies to buildings over 50,000 square feet.

** Note on Bill Estimates: Estimates for gas and electric bills are based on average electric and gas retail prices for Chicago in 2021 and are rounded. We expect large buildings would negotiate lower rates with utilities, but these estimates serve as an upper bound of cost and help understand the volume of energy a building is used by comparing it to your own energy bills! See our Chicago Gas & Electric Costs Source (opens in a new tab) for the original statistics.

Data Source: Chicago Energy Benchmarking Data (opens in a new tab)

What Should We Do About This?

Practically every building has room to improve with energy efficiency upgrades like insulation, switching to ENERGY STAR rated appliances, and more, but for any buildings with large natural gas use, we recommend one thing: electrify!

In other words, buildings should look to move all on-site uses of fossil fuels (including space heating, water heating, and cooking) to electrically powered systems like industrial grade heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and induction stoves. With Illinois' current electric supply, just using the same amount of energy from electricity, rather than natural gas (aka methane) will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is because Illinois' grid in 2020 was already 67% carbon-free (see Illinois - Power | DecarbMyState (opens in a new tab)). This has already been done across the country with a variety of buildings, large and small, like the Hotel Marcel (opens in a new tab).

You can help make this a reality by talking to building owners and letting them know that a building's emissions are important to you, and that you want to see their building become fully electric and stop emitting greenhouse gases. Particularly for buildings you have a financial stake in (like your university, work, condo building, or apartment building) your voice in concert with your fellow building users can have a huge impact.

Additional Resources

See some additional resources on improving energy efficiency and understanding this data: