Link to the article:LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building is energy-efficient and uses sustainable technologies and non-toxic materials for the long-term health of humans and the planet.
The building features low-flow water fixtures, high-efficiency lighting and HVAC equipment, extensive use of daylight, Energy Star-rated appliances, recycled and local materials, and provides preferred parking for low-emitting vehicles.
The building recently was purchased and renovated by Metro-North to allow the railroad to reduce its operating budget by moving about 200 people in several departments out of expensive rental property in midtown Manhattan to the benefit of the White Plains economy.
It is Metro-North's first LEED structure and it goes beyond basic LEED Certification requirements to meet the higher level of Silver.
The building gets LEED points for its location in close proximity to the train station, bus lines, and community services such as restaurants, shopping, post office, banks, etc. reducing the need for an automobile.