An Iconic Structure Gets Certified Silver By LEED

September 3, 2015 By Carl Weinschenk

LEED energy manageOne of the most historic buildings in the world has been given a silver certification by the U.S. Green Building’s LEED program.

Carnegie Hall in New York City was certified when it completed the Studio Towers Renovation Project, which was an upgrade of the two towers added at the end of the 19th century atop the original hall. Siemens helped on the project, which involved almost 165,000 square feet of non-performance space in the 125-year-old building, according to Energy Efficiency Markets.com.

The focus was on building automation, fire and life safety and security systems which made the building more energy-efficient, safe and secure.

The building also now has a 10,000-square foot root terrace with reflective pavers and plantings that reduce the “heat island” effect and lower the carbon footprint.

Iconic buildings can be energy efficient. In Springfield, OH, the Bushnell Building last month received platinum certification from LEED. The certification is based on six categories, including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, according to the Springfield News Sun.

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