FAS Office Renovation Project in New York Seeks LEED Gold
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The Northeast and Caribbean Region is going for gold, as in LEED gold.
When GSA needed to renovate its Federal Acquisition Service offices in the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City, the project team decided to make the space into an energy-efficient and sustainable workplace. The result is a renovation project that is anticipated to be GSA’s first to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification for an interior renovation.
In July, Deputy Administrator Susan Brita was on hand in New York to help celebrate the reopening of the first completed section of the project. In addition to the LEED gold status, the new offices are designed to foster an open, collaborative environment. Brita simply referred to the space as “perfect.”
To help achieve the LEED gold rating, all materials used in the office are made with high recycled content, including the carpet, countertops, and furniture; and are products with low volatile organic compounds for improved indoor air quality.
In addition, the space features an open floor plan that maximizes the use of natural daylight throughout the area, as well as energy-efficient lighting fixtures with occupancy sensors and low-flow plumbing fixtures.
The final phase of the project should be completed in January 2011.