Chrysler Building earns LEED-EB Gold
NEW YORK — New York City's iconic Chrysler Building has been awarded the LEED Gold-EBOM designation by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.
The Chrysler Building had previously earned the EnergyStar label, the national symbol for superior energy performance, which certifies that the building uses at least 35 percent less energy and generates one-third less carbon dioxide than the national average, the release stated.
According to the release, to achieve the LEED Gold-EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) certification for the Chrysler Building, Tishman Speyer focused primarily on energy, waste/water and maintenance enhancements, including:
- Replacing water fixtures with more efficient equipment to reduce water consumption by 64 percent
- Reviewing and implementing changes in the building’s waste policy to raise the recycling rate to 81 percent total waste recycled
- Upgrading numerous building systems and operational changes which led to a 21 percent decrease in energy usage.
"We are acutely aware of our responsibility to be an exemplary environmental steward as we develop and operate properties all over the world," said Tishman Speyer Co-chief Executive Officers (CEO) Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer.
"Our commitment to sustainability is very strong and our investment partners care deeply as well. In addition, we find that more and more of our tenants are looking to work collaboratively with us to maximize the results of our efforts. The LEED and other equivalent designations tell us that we are succeeding in this very important area," Speyer added.
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