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One World Trade Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

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Source: Inhabitat

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced this week that One World Trade Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The 104-story tower designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill now holds the title of the tallest LEED-certified building in New York City, and in the western hemisphere.

The building achieved its LEED Gold Core and Shell certification thanks to a number of advanced energy- and water-saving technologies including elevators that produce energy through regenerative braking, low-energy equipment such as variable-speed fans and pumps, low-E glass coating that reduces heat gain, and a high-tech building management system that optimizes energy use and indoor air quality.

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