Client: 

Random House-Bertelsmann | 1745 Broadway | New York City

Role:

LEED Consulting | Project Management

Description:

Evangeline Dennie, B. Arch., AIGA, LEED AP,  served as the Project Manager for the architectural design and facilities management LEED strategies and Innovation in Design (ID) credits Random House Bertelsmann. Her goal was to ensure the highest possible credit rating for the project.  The certification process was completed in an unprecedented nine months employing a three-month performance period – the minimum performance period permitted under the LEED- EB system.

In May 2008, Random House, Inc. announced that its North American headquarters located at 1745 Broadway in New York City achieved LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings) certification. LEED-EB provides building owners and operators with the tools required to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ energy and environmental performance by creating guidelines describing how to measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.

In addition, Random House-Bertelsmann became the first major U.S. trade book publisher to adopt an environmental paper policy in 2006. Multiyear incremental targets were established for recycled fiber content use, beginning with 10% in 2007 and increasing to 30 percent by 2010. The company also set standards for the virgin fiber used in its books.