“Gold! I love goooold!“ So you can imagine how I felt upon learning that 555 12th Street in Oakland City Center is the “first building in the Shorenstein Properties’ commercial real estate portfolio to be LEED Gold certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program.”
Next stop: Platinum, baby. Maybe someday….
Here it is, deets below:
Shorenstein Properties’ 555 12th Street Building in Oakland City Center Receives LEED(R) Gold Certification
First Shorenstein Asset to Earn Coveted Green Status http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com http://www.shorenstein.com http://www.greenbuild.com
OAKLAND, Calif., November 13 /PRNewswire/ — Shorenstein-owned 555 12th Street in Oakland City Center is the first building in the company’s commercial real estate portfolio to be LEED Gold certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building employs strategies aimed at improving performance in: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The LEED EBOM certification of 555 12th Street comes some seven years after it opened in 2002.
“This is a major accomplishment,” said John Dolby, Shorenstein vice president and leasing manager at Oakland City Center. “We are very proud of Property Manager Diana Hernandez, Chief Engineer Mike Berry, and the entire 555 12th Street staff for their persistent efforts over the past 18 months.” He added, “We also recognize the importance of the participation of the building’s tenants. Their cooperative spirit was a big factor in achieving the certification.”
The green building consulting firm of Simon & Associates coordinated the LEED certification process for the building. According to Raphael Sperry, AIA, LEED AP, the initial assessment was conducted in late spring of 2008 and work began in earnest in August 2008. The building was officially designated as LEED Gold on October 31, 2009.
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