LEEDing the way to high performance and sustainability
Are you familiar with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)? It is the United States' preeminent program for the design,
construction and operation of high performance buildings.
234 W. Florida has achieved a Silver certification for its Core and Shell (CS) design and construction, and all of our office buildings are registered for Existing Building Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) certification.
While we are proud of the CS certification, the EBOM certifications will also show that we operate our buildings sustainably, every day, as we have for many years. LEED-EBOM evaluates a building within the context of:
· Site sustainability
(i.e. urban redevelopment or greenfield, availability of public transport)
· Water efficiency
(sink, toilet, urinal, shower efficiency)
· Energy and atmosphere
(EnergyStar rating, building commissioning)
· Materials and resources
(sustainable purchasing, solid waste management)
· Indoor environmental quality
(indoor air quality, green cleaning, no smoking)
(propose new credit not in the above)
· Regional priority
(propose regional credit not in above)
Future newsletters will highlight each of the above areas and what we are doing at your building to achieve LEED-EBOM certification.