A brand new commercial office and retail building located in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, Fulton East is the nation’s first next-generation office building designed to specifically address employee health, safety, and wellness in a post-COVID-19 environment.
With 85,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass skyspace, Fulton East is home to a number of leading-edge products to promote the health and safety of its tenants. Innovations include the Toe-To-Go hands-free elevator system in addition to airPHX non-thermal plasma technology throughout the building to help reduce cross-contamination risks and provide cleaner air and work surfaces.
“Sloan brought a local and family-owned lineup of products that have a tremendous amount of features and capabilities to meet the requirements of the project’s aesthetics, function, and LEED goals,” said Steve Fadz, Senior Project Manager, Clayco. “Their sales and product specialist team has also really been helpful to make sure the right products were selected.”
Fulton East’s restrooms present tenants with a totally hands-free handwashing experience. Pairing Sloan Optima® sensor solar-powered faucets (EAF-275) with Sloan matching soap dispensers (ESD-2000) and an undermount lavatory (SS-3021), the products provide sensor-based solutions that eliminate the cross-contamination concerns that come along with manual fixtures. As a new and high-end building, Fulton East also wanted its restroom aesthetic to meet the standard throughout the rest of building. The facility was drawn to the cutting edge design of Sloan’s matching faucets and soap dispensers with their unique, sleek, and angular shape.
A LEED-certified building, Fulton East wanted restroom fixtures equipped with a low gallons per flush (gpf) standard. Sloan flushometers fit that description for both the water closets and urinals. Fulton East paired Sloan wall-mounted water closets (ST-2459) with SOLIS® sensor flushometers (SOLIS 8111-1.28) and Sloan designer washdown urinals (SU-7409) with additional SOLIS sensor flushometers (SOLIS 8186-0.125). With sleek lines and sophisticated flair, the designer urinal furthers Fulton East’s design goals while generating only a 0.125 gpf. Fulton East also sought products that would ease the burden on its facility maintenance team. Each of Sloan’s vitreous china fixtures feature SloanTec® Hydrophobic Glaze, a proprietary water-repellant glaze that inhibits the growth of germs and bacteria to make the fixtures easier to clean and keeps them cleaner for longer. Additionally, all flushometers are solar-powered and come with a three-year battery life to make maintenance an easy task.