Thanks to a zoning amendment that the company championed, JetBlue has installed signage on top of its new corporate headquarters at the historic LEED Silver Brewster Building in Long Island City.
A year ago, green was the “key” for LinkedIn’s 25,000-square-foot lease at the world’s most famous office building. Now, the social network is expanding by 10,000 square feet in a 6-year deal that will start next February.
New York City’s second tallest building is in the midst of upgrading its iconic exterior facade and mast lights with 1200 LED fixtures that should drop lighting expenditures by 75 percent, saving the building over $4.4 million annually.
With the recent LEED-EB Silver certification of the Rockefeller Group’s 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Avenue has jumped past Park Avenue for the most LEED-EB-certified office buildings in Manhattan. The rating also nudged the West Side past the East Side on the same list, 19 to 18.
Norman Foster’s Hearst Tower is the first LEED for New Construction Gold-certified commercial office building in New York City to subsequently earn Platinum under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system.
The Kushner Companies and Los Angeles-based CIM Group recently closed on the $50 million acquisition of 200 Lafayette Street and will reposition the historic 7-story property as a Class A, LEED-certified SoHo office building.
Welch Allyn, a New York-based manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, was recently able to capitalize on the soft commercial real estate market by negotiating green building upgrades in connection with a 100,000-square-foot office renewal in Beaverton, Oregon.
gbNYC takes a closer look at the Midtown Manhattan Profile Report, prepared as part of Cushman & Wakefield’s 2011 Green Building Opportunity Index, in order to draw some anecdotal conclusions about the state of green real estate in the country’s largest office market.
The Empire State Building’s green retrofit was the “key thing” in convincing LinkedIn executives to sign a 7-year, 31,000-square-foot lease for the iconic skyscrapers entire 25th floor.
The Empire State Building doesn’t need a LEED plaque to be recognized. But, in an unexpected reversal, the newly retrofitted icon has decided to pursue one anyway.