SL Green Achieves Gold
Reckson/SL Green's 360 Hamilton Avenue and Suburban Offices Each Receive LEED Gold Certifications
New York, NY- January 9, 2012 - Reckson, a Division of SL Green, is pleased to announce that 360 Hamilton Avenue, a 384,000-square-foot, 12-story office building in White Plains, New York, and its new suburban office headquarters, located at 360 Hamilton Avenue, has been awarded LEED Gold Certifications by the U.S. Green Building Council.
"Reckson is very pleased to announce this significant designation, expanding our market leading sustainable program", said John Barnes, Reckson Senior Vice President and Senior Director. "In addition to receiving the Energy Star Label, 360 Hamilton Avenue is only one of 10 buildings in the state of New York with a LEED-Existing Buildings (EB) Gold certification."
This is the second LEED-EB certification for SL Green; the company achieved a prestigious LEED-EB Silver certification in 2009 for 100 Park Avenue, the redeveloped 36-story, 825,815-square-foot ‘Modern Classic' situated across from Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. According to Jason Black, SL Green Director of Sustainability, "LEED certified buildings can have a profound environmental impact. 360 Hamilton Avenue improved recycling by 50%, energy use by 25%, and water consumption by 20%. In addition, Reckson purchased renewable energy credits for 100% of the building's annual energy use to support the development of offsite hydro, wind, and solar energy development in the U.S." Black added, "LEED Certified buildings have also been instrumental in reducing employee absenteeism and enhancing productivity for its occupants, according to the USGBC."
Reckson also received a LEED-Commercial Interiors Gold Certification for its new suburban offices. As one of only 43 offices in NY State to receive a Gold level designation or higher, the new office features reduced energy consumption by 25%, and diversion of 75% of all construction waste from landfills.
"These are important achievements that reflect our commitment to sustainability at both the building an office level," according to John Barnes. "It's essential that we continue to deliver the highest quality of office space, utilizing LEED standards to provide more productive, healthier, and greener environments."