Las Vegas, NV—Panasonic Corp. of North America’s headquarters at Two Riverfront Plaza is the first new office tower in Newark, New Jersey, to earn Platinum and Gold LEED certifications. The state-of-the-art, 340,000-square-foot, 12-story tower was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for Commercial Interiors. Earlier in 2014, it earned LEED Gold Certification for its Core and Shell architecture.
Its interior design obtained the maximum number of points for LEED’s Sustainable Sites and Innovation and Design categories. Eco-oriented strategies contributing to the Platinum Certification include its location in a densely built urban area with easy access to public transit, nearby amenities like restaurants, parks and cultural centers, bicycle parking and changing rooms, bountiful natural daylight and occupancy-sensor lighting controls that turn off lights automatically.
The LEED plaques will be installed in the building lobby to remind employees and visitors of Panasonic’s aim to maintain the highest eco standards. In announcing the double LEED achievement to employees, Joseph M. Taylor, Panasonic Corp. of North America’s chairman and CEO, emphasized that taking steps to enhance sustainability and practice careful stewardship of Earth’s resources is also good business. panasonic.com