Corporate Green

Veolia Office Achieves LEED Gold

VeoliaConstructionPRPic©NA_130427-064 Ap28,2014Boston – Veolia’s new office at 53 State Street in Boston was recently awarded LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification by the Green Building Certification Institute. The project, which was managed by JLL’s Project and Development Service group and constructed by JLL Construction, included a 27,440 square foot fit out of the space.

The Veolia office is highlighted by: an open, flexible workspace environment, new reception area, new boardroom with integrated state-of-the-art audio visual components, and a large communal kitchen designed for company-wide gatherings. Work included creating perimeter private offices with a custom film application, adding sophisticated audio visual components in the boardroom and conference rooms, and installing wood ceiling systems and decorative light fixtures throughout the suite. Energy efficient lighting, mixed with decorative light fixtures throughout the suite, adds a practical and dynamic aesthetic.

LEED features include water efficient plumbing fixtures that are estimated to reduce water consumption by over 35%, and lighting fixtures that reduce lighting demand by over 25%. Construction materials and finishes are comprised of nearly 25% recycled content. Nearly 35% have been sourced within a 500-mile radius of the project. 

To address indoor air quality, the mechanical systems will supply 30% more outside air than required by code to ensure a complete fresh-air exchange, all done without compromising mechanical system efficiencies. The LEED consultant on the project was Brian Salazar of Entegra Development & Investment.

Michael Lamphier, a Vice President in JLL’s Project and Development Services group, worked with JLL Senior Construction Manager Bob Kelly to manage the fit out.

 

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