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The Salt Lake City office of CBRE announced that the Legacy at Lake Park office center in West Valley City achieved the LEED-EB (existing building) Certified award by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The CBRE team of Scott Wilmarth, Tab Cornelison and Nadia Letey represent Connecticut-based Talcott Corp., owner of Legacy at Lake Park. CBRE Asset Services manages the building.
“The LEED certification is more than a designation,” said Brian Sedgwick, Real Estate manager for CBRE Asset Services. “The achievement translates to direct energy savings and is better for the environment by contributing to a smaller carbon footprint.”
The two office buildings at Legacy at Lake Park are the first multi-tenant office buildings in West Valley City to achieve LEED-EB certification. Legacy at Lake Park is the first certified multi-building office complex in the state of Utah. Including Legacy at Lake Park, there are nine existing commercial buildings in Utah that have achieved LEED-EB certification. Talcott engaged Green Studio, a division of Hastings Architecture of Nashville, Tenn., to coordinate the LEED certification process.
In order to achieve LEED certification, building managers were required to review all operational functions of Legacy at Lake Park. The evaluation resulted in the installation of a demand-limiting meter to monitor electricity usage and automatically adjust thermostat settings at peak loads.
In addition, bathrooms were updated with water-efficient faucets, shower heads and urinals. Many of the lighting fixtures were fitted with more efficient light bulbs, and 100 percent of the building’s janitorial supplies were updated with certified green cleaning products.
“Legacy at Lake Park LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Legacy at Lake Park serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings in the United States are responsible for 39 percent of CO2 emissions, 40 percent of energy consumption, 13 percent water consumption and 15 percent of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.