Eisenhower Corporate Campus achieves LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC
LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eisenhower Corporate Campus, a premier 380,000 s/f class A office complex located at 290 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston, NJ, has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. Owned and managed by Eastman Companies – along with its joint venture partner Long Wharf Real Estate Partners of Boston, MA – Eisenhower Corporate Campus is one of the few multi-tenanted office buildings in the state to achieve this prestigious certification.
LEED certified buildings save money and resources; have a positive impact on the health of occupants; and promote renewable, clean energy. Eisenhower Corporate Campus scored 50 points out of a possible 110 for a number of strategies related to water savings, energy efficiency, innovation in operations and indoor environmental quality applied to the building over the past several years.
Among these strategies was the completion of a solar installation project designed to provide green power, reduce the building’s carbon footprint and lower operational costs. The project consists of 1,793 solar array modules that produce 500 kW (DC capacity) and 420 kW (AC capacity) of sustainable energy. About 60 kW (480V) of the total system was placed on a prominent hillside near Eisenhower Corporate Campus while the remaining panels sit atop the building’s roof.
Other green actions implemented by Eastman Companies at Eisenhower Corporate Campus to earn LEED Silver Certification include:
•Adding four electric car charging stations and installing a building energy management system to improve HVAC operation
•Installing energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the complex
•Upgrading the building’s cooling towers and installing low-flow toilets, urinals and sinks which have decreased water use by almost 70%
•Recycling waste materials during all demolition projects and using environmentally friendly construction materials, energy-efficient lighting and appliances, and water conservation fixtures
•Contracting with ConEdison to purchase 100% sustainable energy through certified wind power. Wind power – a form of clean, renewable energy – is generated from wind turbines that capture and convert wind into electricity
•Using green cleaning and janitorial supplies in favor of chemical sprays that are more harmful to the environment
•Earning ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
•Conducting an active waste reduction and recycling program
•Encouraging corporate tenants to become engaged in the building’s conservation goals. Office renovations made by Verizon, the building’s largest tenant, were built to LEED standards. Furniture and carpeting were made from recycled materials, and the space includes energy-saving light controls and occupancy sensors
Eisenhower Corporate Campus is comprised of four interconnecting buildings set on 33.5 acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds. Campus amenities include a full-service cafeteria with catering capabilities, 24-hour security, a professionally supervised state-of-the-art fitness center, and a new 600-vehicle parking structure with LED lighting and enhanced security features. In addition, the fully equipped on-site Eisenhower Conference Center with teleconferencing capabilities is available for a variety of business functions ranging from small meetings to large corporate conferences