NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
SL Green Realty Corp. today announced that 180 Maiden Lane received a
LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
This recognition stems from the Company’s recently commenced
redevelopment program, featuring several targeted sustainability
initiatives, at the 1.1 million square foot commercial office tower
located in the Downtown Financial District. Notably, this certification
is the fourth SL Green building to have received a LEED Certification.
In addition to the LEED recognition, 180 Maiden Lane also received a
U.S. EPA Energy Star Label, bringing the number of SL Green properties
with this distinction to twenty-four.
This announcement comes on the heels of Newsweek naming SL Green
the sixth greenest REIT in its ranking of “America's Greenest Companies
Newsweek compared the 500 largest publicly traded companies in
the United States by market capitalization. Companies were ranked on
corporate sustainability and environmental impact based on reviews by
leading sustainability experts from nongovernmental organizations,
academia and the accounting community.
“Our commitment to sustainability is multidimensional: tenant
experiences are enhanced, portfolio quality is improved, profitability
is driven by efficiencies, and our position as both an industry and
community leader is demonstrated,” stated Marc Holliday, Chief Executive
Officer of SL Green Realty Corp. “The receipt of this prestigious
environmental designation at 180 Maiden Lane, combined with the national
recognition of our efforts from Newsweek, is a testament to the
quality of our market leading sustainability initiatives.”
“According to the US Green Building Council, LEED certified buildings
enhance the environmental quality within office spaces, improving
employee productivity and reducing absenteeism,” said Jay Black, SL
Green Director of Sustainability. “It is essential that we continue to
utilize LEED standards to deliver a best-in-class working environments
for our tenants.”
SL Green was among the first commercial office landlords in New York
City to embrace green initiatives as a core corporate priority and was
one of the City’s first to execute a sustainable redevelopment at 100
Park Avenue, which received a LEED Silver Certification in 2009.
For more about SL Green’s sustainable practices, please refer to SL
Green’s Sustainability report, “What it Means to be Green” which is
available for download from the Company’s website, www.slgreen.com,
in the investor section under the sustainability tab.
About SL Green
SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is a
fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused
primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan
commercial properties. As of March 31, 2014, SL Green held interests in
95 Manhattan buildings totaling 45.1 million square feet. This included
ownership interests in 28.4 million square feet of commercial buildings
and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 16.7 million square
feet of buildings. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green
held ownership interests in 35 suburban buildings totaling 5.9 million
square feet in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut
and New Jersey.
SL Green Realty Corp.
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