NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hippodrome, located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY owned by Edison Properties and their partner Gottesman Real Estate Partners, has achieved LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB:O&M) Silver certification. Edison partnered on the LEED process with CodeGreen Solutions, a sustainability consulting firm focusing on Energy Star benchmarking, LEED certification management, energy audits, retro-commissioning, and sourcing for energy efficiency financial incentives in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
The Hippodrome earned credits for its thorough high performance green cleaning and exterior cleaning strategies, strong efforts in water efficiency management, sustainable recycling and purchasing programs, optimized energy performance, and exceeded requirements for the use of alternative transportation.
"Achieving LEED-EB certification in a multi-tenant office building in New York City is an impressive achievement that required a large commitment from building management and its employees and vendors that serve the building. With ongoing Energy Star Labels and now LEED-EB certification, Hippodrome distinguishes itself as a best-in-class property in New York," says Chris VanderWeyden, Senior Project Manager at CodeGreen Solutions.
The building has earned the prestigious Energy Star Label in both 2009 and 2010. With the completion of the LEED process at The Hippodrome, CodeGreen has managed the certification of 55% of all LEED EB projects in New York City.
Edison Properties, LLC, is a privately held family-owned and operated company that has been serving the needs of the tri-state area since 1956. Their portfolio includes many other well-known brands such as 5030 Broadway, Manhattan Mini Storage, and Edison ParkFast.
Gottesman Real Estate Partners, Gottesman Real Estate Partners, the newest endeavor for one of New Jersey's well-known real estate families, was launched in 2007 to acquire high-quality commercial assets that could benefit from the type of hands-on management and long-term perspective that has been the family's hallmark since 1956.
CodeGreen Solutions is a sustainable building consultant firm based in New York City with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Comprised of top LEED accredited professionals, the team of engineers, architects, energy managers, and land-use attorneys have worked on projects in both the U.S. and Canada. The firm is committed to developing innovative solutions that help clients conserve capital and reach sustainability goals. www.codegreensolutions.com
SOURCE CodeGreen Solutions