GLL's 200 State St. awarded LEED-EB Gold Certification
June 27, 2013 - Green Buildings
This certification recognizes that 200 State St. has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) v2009, a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Leonardo Academy was subcontracted through Enfinity Partners, the commissioning agent for 200 State St., to be the LEED consultant supporting the successful achievement of Gold Certification.
200 State St. implemented many sustainability actions to achieve Gold Certification, including:
-Purchased 100% of the overall building energy use with off-site green-e certified renewable energy sources.
-Diverted 100% of the electronic equipment solid waste from the landfill as part of a comprehensive recycling program.
-Documented annual emissions reduction of 2,389 tons of CO2 equivalents through Leonardo Academy's Cleaner & Greener Program. This is the equivalent of removing 454 cars from the road annually.
-Documented a 79% reduction in conventional commuting trips.
-Developed multiple outreach efforts to educate and motivate -building occupants to adopt sustainable practices.
-Incorporated 100% Environmentally Preferable cleaning products.
-200 State St. recycles 53% of the daily ongoing waste stream.