NYC Office Building Receives LEED-EB v2.0 Silver Status

by Andy Burns on March 31, 2010

We had the opportunity to orchestrate a LEED certification project at an existing building in NYC, specifically at 135 West 50th St. 135_calander-pic_1-5-07_3xWe were exceptionally proud of the results of this project. So, today we issued a press release about it because it was a great example of how an existing building can be transformed into an energy efficient building which achieved a LEED-EB Silver certification status and an Energy Star score of 72. The project involved a large team of property managers, engineers, contractors, and green technology specialists to get the job done.

Here’s a few project highlights:

  • Achieved ENERGY STAR score of 72
  • Extensive access to public transportation
  • Green building exterior management practices
  • Reduced potable water by 10% over EPA 1992 standards
  • Conducted a retro‐commissioning energy study to help increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs
  • Thorough preventive maintenance program
  • Extensive ozone protection through active management of refrigerants
  • Powered by Green‐e energy for electricity
  • Diverted over 70% of building waste from landfill
  • Sustainable purchasing of office materials, green cleaning paper products, and light bulbs
  • 85% efficiency (MERV 14) air filters to provide proper indoor air quality
  • 50% of office spaces have lighting controllability
  • High performance green cleaning featuring Green Seal certified cleaning products, equipment and pest management
  • Exemplary performance in public transportation, development density, and occupant recycling

Project Partners on 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY:

If anyone has any questions about how we achieved this LEED Silver Certification, don’t hesitate to make a comment here or give us a call.

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commercial property maintenance leeds 07.04.10 at 3:59 pm

I am very interested in how a building such as this compares to a “standard” building in terms of energy efficiency, and cost to the company / month.

Andrew Burns 07.07.10 at 8:38 am

The most recent energy performance study after receiving the Certification was conducted in November 2009 - the building scored 70 points which ranks it in the top 30 percentile of comparable buildings nation-wide.

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