SL Green Gets GOLD!
100 Park Avenue Joins Elite Roster of NYC Properties With a LEED-EB Gold Certification
New York, NY – October 1st, 2014 – SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) announced today that 100 Park Avenue, the 825,815-square-foot ‘Modern Classic’ situated in Midtown Manhattan, has been awarded a LEED-EB Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
As one of NYC’s first buildings to receive a LEED-EB Silver certification in 2009, 100 Park has continually improved its environmental and energy efficiency standards to re-certify the property, and now joins an elite group of properties as only one of 26 buildings in New York City to achieve a gold level designation.
“As part of SL Green’s forward-looking environmental program, we recognize the importance of leading by example, offering a best-in-class experience for our tenants,” said Steven Durels, SL Green executive vice president, director of leasing and real property. “100 Park Avenue’s ascension to a LEED-EB gold designation demonstrates our ongoing, total commitment to sustainability.”
As part of its re-certification process, which is required every five years within LEED’s EB category, 100 Park Avenue improved efficiency and environmental standards, achieving recycling rates of 77%, while water consumption was reduced by an additional 10%.
According to Jay Black, SL Green’s director of sustainability, “These environmental upgrades combined with an existing green roof, and receipt of the US EPA Energy Star Label from 2010 through 2014, positioned 100 Park to receive this noteworthy, sought-after gold designation.”
This represents SL Green’s second LEED certification in 2014, the first being 180 Maiden Lane; it is the fourth property in SL Green’s portfolio to receive this designation, the others are: 360 Hamilton in White Plains, New York, and 500 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut. To date, more than 2.4 million square feet of SL Green’s properties have received a LEED certification, and 11.8 million square feet have received the US EPA Energy Star Label.