Proskauer Awarded LEED® Gold Certification

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 01:00

The New York office of Proskauer has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is USGBC's leading rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings.

Proskauer's office is one of the largest LEED Gold-certified law firm offices in the U.S., and one of the few located in a LEED Gold-certified building. In January 2011, Proskauer moved into 400,000-plus square feet over 14 floors at Eleven Times Square, one of the newest, most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly office towers in New York City.

Eleven Times Square incorporates a range of green features, including an air filtration system that optimizes indoor air quality and a glass curtain wall that affords numerous benefits in reducing heat gain, minimizing thermal loss and decreasing heating, cooling and utility costs.

LEED Gold certification of Proskauer's New York office was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the facility itself and the broader community. These include enhanced HVAC controllability to reduce energy consumption and increase personal comfort; occupancy sensors for lighting efficiency and the low-mercury nature of the systems; furniture that meets USGBC's standards for sustainable content; recycled content throughout the construction of the space; and the use of low VOC materials such as paints, coatings, furniture and seating, among other features.

Proskauer announced that it will provide iPad2s to its lawyers firmwide. The rollout continues through mid-May, with 500 iPads being distributed.

The iPads will come equipped with a pre-installed suite of business applications, includingDocsToGo and Good-reader.