08 Mar '12, 5am

Hearst Tower in NYC, Perkins+Will in Atlanta earn top LEED ratings

Hearst Tower in NYC, Perkins+Will in Atlanta earn top LEED ratings

's striking addition to the New York skyline and Perkins+Will 's office on Atlanta's historic main street have earned LEED-Platinum certification, the high level of recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council . Executives for the companies announced their green building achievements this week. For the Hearst Corporation, news of LEED-Platinum certification comes as the company marks its 125th year in business. For design firm Perkins+Will, whose building also houses the Museum of Design of Atlanta and a branch of the public library, the certification recognizes not only the firm's green building efforts but also its work to promote community and sustainability in Atlanta for a third of a century. Hearst Tower LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and Hearst Tower was certified at the LEED-Gold level (the second highest of four designatio...

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