By Georgiana Mihaila –
Liberty Property Trust announced that its 7259 Salisbury Road building has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) under the New Construction rating system.
This recent designation marks the company’s third LEED development project in Jacksonville and it is the seventh LEED building to open in the state. Liberty now has more than 276,400 square feet of LEED certified office space in Jacksonville and more than 775,000 LEED certified space in Florida.
Encompassing 46,400 square feet, the 7259 Salisbury Road Class B facility offers tenants direct exposure to Interstate 95. LEED certification of the 7259 Salisbury Road building—developed in 2012—was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself. These features include: enhanced daylight views, use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified woods, Low-E High Performance Glazing, Low flow Water Fixtures, high energy-efficient HVAC equipment with special filters and carbon dioxide monitors, a highly reflective TPO roof membrane, as well as low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting paints, carpet and adhesives.
“LEED certified buildings are attractive to companies because they offer lower operating expenses and significant cost savings. We project an estimated 20 percent savings in energy costs by using high energy-efficient HVAC equipment and a 50 percent reduction in water usage using water reducing fixtures,” said Mike Heise, vice president and city manager for Liberty’s Jacksonville region. “Sustainable buildings also create healthier work environments for tenants and we will continue to develop LEED properties whenever we are able.”
Liberty has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by investing more than $1.7 billion in sustainable office, flex and industrial development projects across the United States.
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