Energy Corridor’s Eldridge Place One and Eldridge Place Two recently achieved Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for real estate company Behringer Harvard. LEED is the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. These buildings join the ranks of Three Eldridge place which achieved Gold LEED Certification in March 2010.
More than half a million square feet of office space is comprised in One and Two Eldridge Place, adjoining office towers of 12 and 14 stories, respectively, that were built in the mid-1980s. Environmental benefits include a significant reduction in water usage in addition to comprehensive recycling, renewable energy purchases and filtration to improve air quality.
Three Eldridge Place received certification based on a number of green design features that positively impact the property itself and the broader community. The use of recycled materials accounted for approximately 20 percent of overall construction requirements. The architect and the property’s management team also met high standards of sustainability aligned with the LEED model of energy and water conservation, site stewardship and resource efficiency.
Thirty-five properties owned by Behringer Harvard’s investment programs have earned the ENERGY STAR label for prudent energy management strategies, representing 45 percent of the square footage available in Behringer Harvard’s office properties.
Kudos to Behringer Harvard for its commitment to the environment. Three more examples of the Energy Corridor going GREEN!