Morgan Stanley | 522 Fifth Avenue | New York City


Green Building Consultant + LEED Project Manager


Evangeline Dennie was the LEED Project Manager for the interior fit-out renovation of the 30+ story high-rise at 522 Fifth Avenue for Morgan Stanley in 2007. Dennie coordinated the LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) v. 2 certification process while filing for LEED Certification. She facilitated consensus-driven goal setting through “green” design charrettes, tracking strategies and by providing on-going research and coordination to assist the team to implement their goals. As the LEED Project Manager, she helped them turn a century-old landmark at 522 Fifth Avenue into a modern green icon for Morgan Stanley’s properties.

MORGAN STANLEY has acted as a responsible steward of natural resources in their business operations is a critical component of our commitment to environmental sustainability.  They strive to identify and apply the most effective environmental “best practices” for their facilities, products and programs. Morgan Stanley tracks energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at the majority of their office facilities (approximately 85% of total energy use).  They have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 7-10% by 2012, using a 2006 baseline.

MORGAN STANLEY’S green design efforts at 522 FIFTH AVENUE included:

  • 100% Green-E renewable energy sources power the building
  • Office furniture systems evaluated for material chemistry, life cycle assessment, recyclability and reuse, and recycled content.
  • Recycled material in the walls, floors, and ceilings.
  • Healthier interior finishes include low-VOC paints and coatings, carpet systems, and systems furniture and seating throughout
  • Green cleaning products and equipment for a healthier environment for employees and cleaning staff.
  • Water-conserving plumbing fixtures to reduce the building’s water use by 20%
  • ENERGY STAR office equipment for high performance and energy conservation
  • Comprehensive recycling plan in place for the entire building
  • Installed a high efficiency chiller and thermal ice storage systems thereby reducing peak energy consumption and permanently shifts peak cooling loads from on-peak hours to off-peak hours.