Sustainability Case Studies

Victaulic has created sustainable solutions for projects around the world. Here are some of the projects that have benefit from our sustainable manufacturing process and the sustainable products that result from those processes. For more information on these projects and more, contact us.

Greenway Self Park

Greenway Self Park

River North, Illinois, United States

In 2009, the Greenway Self Park was constructed to meet the growing demand for parking in the River North area of Chicago. The environment-conscious design techniques used in the architecture and construction make the Greenway Self Park Chicago’s first and only earth-friendly parking garage. Greenway Self Park features green elements such as wind turbines to provide power to the building and variable glass channel spacing on the structures facade to eliminate the need for energy intensive forced air ventilation systems. Greenway Self Park also supports energy efficient vehicles such as electric cars and includes a room to store bicycles. The structure provides a leading example of the importance of sustainable design in all areas of architecture. The contractor, FE Moran, chose to install the Victaulic FireLock NXT® 768 Device because it was the most cost-effective option and provided for more efficient installation times. In fact, the garage’s fourteen dry sprinkler systems are assembled with only Victaulic fire protection products, including sprinkler heads, Series 768 FireLock NXT valves, FireLock fittings, and FireLock EZ® Style 009 installation-ready rigid couplings. FE Moran attributed a five minute savings per pipe joint to the Style 009 couplings, affording significant cost savings on the project overall.