Gallery: Hearst Tower Earns LEED Gold for New Construction and LEED Pla...

The U.S. Green Building Council has just declared Manhattan’s Hearst Tower as the city’s first commercial office building to earn LEED Gold for its new construction and LEED Platinum certification for its existing building. The tower serves as the Hearst Corporation’s headquarters, where their operations and maintenance policies strictly adhere to the energy efficient and sustainable practices that LEED ratings require. Hearst’s CEO, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., announced the building’s impressive awards in a press conference today.

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