Mack-Cali Realty Corporation announced that 5 Wood Hollow Road in Parsippany, N.J., has received LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
5 Wood Hollow Road is the 13th commercial property in New Jersey to receive the prestigious award.
The LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M rating system recognizes maximized operational efficiency with minimized environmental impact. It addresses cleaning and maintenance issues, including chemical use, recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and system upgrades.It is the only LEED rating system under which projects can demonstrate actual energy efficiency and sustainable operations performance metrics.
Highlights of the building’s sustainability achievements include: Elimination of all uses of potable water for irrigation, resulting in savings of approximately two million gallons of water; Installation of new low flow restroom fixtures, resulting in a 30 percent annual reduction in water use;
Recycling efforts resulting in a 60 percent diversion rate of recyclables from landfill.
This project was completed by the Mack-Cali property management team, with Gerard Hazel of Sustainable Systems LLC providing consulting services.