Clarion Partners, an institutional real estate investment manager, announced that it has received LEED Platinum designation for its recently renovated headquarters at 230 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.
The renovation was executed with the goal of creating a refreshing office space that promoted maximum health and productivity.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Clarion’s renovation is one of 23 commercial interior office spaces to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the United States and one of only three in New York City. One of the others is the observatory for One World Trade Center.
In order to achieve the LEED Platinum designation, points were accumulated based upon a number of factors including:
- All mechanical systems operate at peak performance to meet energy reduction goals
- Green power purchasing
- Proximity to public transportation
- 98 percent of all jobsite waste was recycled
- 30 percent of the cost of total materials contained recycled content; 52% was sourced from within 500 miles of the project site
- Interior structural walls, ceiling tiles and 40% of the furniture was reused
- Water use was reduced by more than 40%
- Over 360 tons of debris was diverted from a landfill, representing a 98% diversion rate
Clarion’s Dallas office recently relocated to the top floor of 1717 McKinney Avenue, a LEED Gold certified mixed-use project, which includes Gables Residential’s Park 17 luxury high-rise community.
The Dallas office interior design, which includes glass walls and unfinished columns with ceilings open to the building’s roof deck, was awarded first place for Corporate Office Design at the 2015 Texas Chapter of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).
As winner, the design will compete at ASID’s national Elevate Awards.