Office Campus Receives LEED Certification

January 03, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

Citigroup or Citi Realty Services is been living to the standards of “going green” now achieved an LEED Certification for Existing Buildings for its O’Fallon Progress Point office campus, from USGBC or the U.S. Green Building Council. The company’s O’Fallon office campus is located at an uptown city alongside Interstate 70 between St. Peters and Lake St. Louis in Saint Charles County, Missouri.

Office Campus Receives LEED Certification

LEED or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the council’s primary rating system for constructing and designing energy-efficient buildings.

The LEED certification for its office campus is Citigroup’s first for Existing Buildings, and has about overall 170 LEED-certified developments globally. The site for its O’Fallon office campus, according to the company’s press release is said to be the largest LEED Certified site in Missouri, and the third site to attain LEED certification for Existing Buildings in the state.

Citi Realty Services managing director, Thomas Santiago said the company’s real estate sustainability advancement play a leading part in fighting climate change, as well as increasing efficiency and controlling the operational cost of the office campus.

Citigroup’s Midwest Data Center in Ohio earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. The company has also participated in USGBC’s new rating system—the LEED for Retail, which is created in 2007.

The company built a noteworthy track record in the last decade for environmental sustainability.

The O’Fallon campus serves as CitiMortgage’s headquarters and house about 3,800 Citi businesses employees.

Green features in the office campus include ENERGY-STAR-rated computers and office equipment, low-flow faucets and plumbing fixtures, exceed-standard-requirement ventilation, timed light fixtures and motion sensors that could reduce energy consumption.

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