New York Office Building Earns ENERGY STAR® DesignationSeptember 1st, 2010 | Category: Industry News
W&H Trophy’s office building at 112 West 34th Street in the Penn Plaza district, has earned the nationally recognized ENERGY STAR designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The designation signifies that the property meets strict energy performance standards set by EPA and uses less energy, is less expensive to operate, and causes fewer greenhouse gas emissions than its peers.
“This is yet another milestone in W&H’s sustainability efforts, and it reflects our commitment to sustainable property operations and development,” says Fred C. Posniak, senior vice president of W&H Properties. “One of our organizational goals is to promote energy efficiency, water use reduction, recycling and indoor environmental quality – and this is a very nice federal validation of what we have been doing.”
Located across from the Macy’s flagship location, 112 West 34th Street contains 26 stories, and more than 750,000 square feet of modern office and showroom spaces. The property recently completed a top-to-bottom $80 million upgrade program that includes a sleek, new modern and energy-efficient glass curtainwall among several other energy efficiency upgrades.
Recently, the Empire State Building, which is also part of the W&H Properties portfolio and which is undergoing an energy-efficiency audit program, received its own Energy STAR designation. This program is being implemented at each W&H property and is designed to reduce overall energy consumption, leading to lower operating costs for tenants.