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Midtown tower earns LEED honors

1221 Avenue of the Americas
1221 Avenue of the Americas

The Rockefeller Group announced that 1221 Avenue of the Americas has achieved LEED EB-Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. The 2.5 million square foot property, which first achieved LEED-EB status in 2009, is the largest recertified LEED-EB building in New York City. LEED-EB is the designation by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for existing buildings.

“The Rockefeller Group is proud to have taken LEED certification a step further by achieving LEED-EB Silver at one of our premier assets,” said Robert Jackson, Executive Vice President, Core Holdings and Real Estate Services, The Rockefeller Group.

The Rockefeller Group worked with CodeGreen Solutions, a sustainable building consultant firm based in New York City and AKF Engineers, a leading consulting engineering firm to achieve LEED-EB Silver designation. In this second certification process, the companies focused on water efficiency; alternative transportation by surveying all tenants about how they commuted to the building each day; and energy/atmosphere through system testing and documentation.

1221 Avenue of the Americas was developed by The Rockefeller Group in the modern expansion of Rockefeller Center to the west side of Sixth Avenue, and is renowned for its large, efficient floors, expansive outdoor-spaces and prominent midtown location.

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