The Office Space’ Green Transformation

March 14, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

Commercial office space in Armonk, the C. W. Brown Inc headquarters has recently received the highest award from the U.S. Green Building Council — the LEED Platinum Certification. The president of the employee-owned construction company, Charles W. Brown Jr, and CEO Renee M. Brown recently unveiled its new office space, and celebrated for its LEED designation.

The Office Space’ Green Transformation

Another American company, Procter & Gamble, which manufactures wide range of consumer goods decided to promote green sustainability by pursuing LEED qualifications for all its office spaces around the world.

The company’s new office space is located at 1 Labriola Court in Armonk, New York.

C.W. Brown is an employee owned full-service general contracting and construction management firm, which founded by the Browns in 1984 in Somers, NY. It has recently acquired the 43,000 square feet flex building in 2009 and moved its warehouse and office operations from Thornwood to the 20,000-square-foot office space.

The firm has about 40 field and 30 office employees.

The $2-million redevelopment project for the office space, according to company information, would be the first commercial interior in the New York to receive a LEED Platinum certification outside NYC.

Green innovation integrated in the building includes a 60-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system, which can supply the headquarters’ daily electricity needs. It also has low-plumbing equipment for the bathroom and a drinking-water device that can lower the water consumption by about 45 percent.

Other highlighted green features integrated in the building include counter tops, bathroom floor tiles and reception desk counter from 100 percent recycled materials.

C.W. Brown has about 52 strategic partners for the LEED-certified office space.

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