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One of the tallest buildings in New York City has earned LEED-EB Silver thanks to the help of LEED consultants CodeGreen Solutions. Located in the heart of Midtown at the edge of Rockefeller Center, the 54-story International Style office tower’s commitment to sustainability and implementation of green measures led to a successful reduction in its carbon footprint. Owned by Mitsui Fudosan America, the multi-tenant office tower is managed by the international real estate firm Hines.
The office tower’s renovation to LEED-EB Silver standards has helped transform the building into a greener, healthier and more energy-efficient space for its tenants. CodeGreen, which oversaw the building’s sustainability goals, helped reduce the building’s water usage by 15%, a figure that saves two million gallons of water a year. The consumables recycling rate has also been maintained at above 50%.
“LEED Silver Certification in a multi-tenant building of this scale requires significant dedication from both ownership and the management team,” said Rebecca Shore Schmidt, CodeGreen Senior Project Manager for the building. “Energy-efficient base building systems and tenant involvement are both integral in maintaining a sustainable commercial building in New York City.” Other green highlights at 1251 Avenue of the Americas include new MERV14 air filtration systems and the installation of energy-efficient Toshiba LED lamps.
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