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LEED®-EB Silver Certification – CIM: 1333 Broadway Building

(Oakland, CA, August 9, 2011) – The 1333 Broadway Building, a ten-story office building located in Oakland, California and managed by CIM Group, Inc., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB O+M) Silver Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification recognizes that 1333 Broadway has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures guided by LEED-EB. Leonardo Academy was the LEED consultant for this project supporting this successful achievement.

According to Don Rogers, Property Manager for CIM, “I was a little surprised that of the oldest of the properties I manage, this was the smoothest process. And we achieved Silver certification too!”

The plan for 1333 Broadway was to attempt Certified level of certification within the LEED-EB O+M 2009 rating system. However, the close proximity of the property to public transportation access, both by rail and bus, not only made earning all 15 points for Sustainable Sites: Alternative Commuting Transportation a possibility, it pushed the project into Silver Certified range.

Project Highlights:

  • Earned all 15 points for alternative commuting, plus one additional regional priority credit
  • Implemented a green cleaning program in the building, resulting in an 84% compliant purchasing rate for cleaning products
  • Achieved an ENERGY STAR score of 83, making them eligible for the ENERGY STAR Label
  • Diverted 59% of the building’s waste stream through a revised waste reduction and recycling program, earning one additional point for regional priority
  • Earned four points for ongoing commissioning efforts and the implementation of energy use reduction strategies
  • Tracked, recorded and reported greenhouse gas emissions generated by the project building and associated grounds through Leonardo Academy’s Cleaner and Greener® program 

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