Meridian Park Office has been awarded LEED: EB: O&M Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, becoming the first building in the city and the first in the state to achieve this honor.
The 66,800 square foot, four-story building, which is owned by Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and managed by NAI FMA Realty, was certified under the Existing Buildings:
Operations & Maintenance (EB:O&M) rating system. Meridian Park achieved LEED certification for energy and water use reduction, material and resource conservation and improved indoor environmental quality, as well as a variety of other sustainable strategies.
To gain LEED certification the project partners, Davis Design and NAI FMA completed a number of initiatives, including: The installation of a new Chiller, which saves $3,800 annually in building energy costs and helped raise the building’s ENERGY STAR rating to 83; A Water Audit that led to a 68% reduction in the use of potable water for landscape irrigation; Two Tenant Meetings held to educate and engage the Tenants in Sustainable Purchasing, Recycling and completion of the Occupant Comfort Survey; The Maxim Healthcare Tenant Renovation where the contractor recycled 77% of the construction demolition waste, complied with an IAQ Management Plan during construction and 80.4% of all materials purchased met sustainable criteria; And the Lincoln Green By Design Public Tour, hosted in April 2010 to educate the community about LEED EB: O&M.
For more information about Meridian Park Office, please contact Diana Schilf at (402) 441-5803 or see us online at http://www.meridianpark.com/.