Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) says it is pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Existing Building (LEED-EB) certification for The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
MMPI says it intends to enforce more comprehensive policies for those working
under its roof in order to become an official green building. LEED
certification is the nationally accepted benchmark for design, construction and
operation of high performance green buildings.
“The Mart as a
building has always championed green initiatives because green means good
business,” said Myron Maurer, senior vice president, MMPI. “Green buildings
create a healthy workplace and ensure that generations to come will have the
resources they need to thrive on this planet.”
Strategies and policies to be implemented at The
Merchandise Mart include improved recycling programs, “green” product
purchasing policy, IAQ management plan, car-sharing program, energy management
plan, and more.
Merchandise Mart to pursue LEED Certification
August 27, 2007