Commercial real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, accompanied by Spitzer Enterprises and CQI Associates, have earned the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification for the office building 2001 K Street, NW in Washington D.C.
The USGBC says that Cushman & Wakefield has long been concerned with adding green buildings to its property portfolio.
"Greening our existing buildings helps save money and energy, creates healthier places to live, work and learn - all while addressing our single greatest opportunity to help solve the climate change equation," said Jeff Kuziemko, manager of LEED Operations, USGBC.
The nation's capitol is the global leader in LEED qualified properties, accounting for 39 percent of certified square footage across the world. Companies can either transform an existing building to meet LEED requirements, or when building a new commercial real estate development or property, ensure that they meet government mandates. Some of those mandates include using less water, energy and natural resources.
The property at 2001 K Street is an 11-story office building, which is located very close to the White House and George Washington University.