LOS ANGELES — Watt Plaza, a 900,000-square-foot, twin 23-story office tower complex was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Gold certification, according to KABC-TV.
This certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) makes Watt Plaza the first office building in Los Angeles to achieve such a distinction and one of only five in California, the story stated.
LEED certification considers the following criteria into account: Water conversation; waste recovery; alternative transportation; energy efficiency measures; and indoor air quality (IAQ), the story noted.
Sustainable aspects of the building include: Low-flow toilets and fixtures, 88 water-free urinals and an indoor air quality management program, the story added.
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