The Residences at Water Tower Place Win Coveted Engineering Award

The Residences at Water Tower Place Win Coveted Engineering Award
The Residences at Water Tower Place


(Chicago, Ill.) November 20, 2017 – The Residences at Tower Place, a 40-story luxury condominium building in Chicago, along with Elara Engineering, have won the Excellence in Engineering Award for a ventilation system replacement project completed in 2016. The award was given by the Illinois Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air conditioning Engineers) the governing body of the industry, and each year they recognize projects that are especially innovative and sustainable. The condominium building is located at 180 East Pearson in Chicago, and is managed by Lieberman Management Services (LMS).

The Association of 180 East Pearson hired Elara to review and improve the building’s ventilation system. The existing ventilation system had significant problems with air pressure and was extremely expensive to run. The firm recommended a process and high-efficiency equipment to control building exhaust and makeup air, while optimizing the makeup air operation. This approach would improve residents’ comfort through better air pressurization and increased humidity.

The Association Board approved the work and Elara built the new ventilation system from a holistic approach. The firm factored in the effects of kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, as well as exhaust in unoccupied spaces. The makeup air units were energy efficient models with greater capacity to heat, cool, humidify and dehumidify outside air according to the day’s weather condition. Throughout the project, Elara met with LMS Property Manager Patricia Salinski and the Association Board to manage the project according to its deliverables. Once the project was complete, the system saved the Association over $210,000 in the first six months of operation.

The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design in the areas of occupant comfort, indoor air quality and energy conservation. Performance is proven through one year’s actual, verifiable operating data. This is the second building managed by LMS that has won the award in the last two years.


About LMS

Lieberman Management Services, a full-service property management company, has been serving community associations, high-rises and co-ops since 1971. With offices in both Elk Grove Village and downtown Chicago, LMS currently serves more than 40,000 residences and more than 200 associations in the greater Chicagoland area. LMS’s goal is to help residents protect and enhance their living environment, and help them make their communities exceptional places to live. For more information, visit

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 Lieberman is a leading Chicago Property Management Company, serving condo, HOA and co-op communities.