Parsippany Property Achieves LEED Silver Certification

11/29/2012 Category: Miscellaneous

Edison, New Jersey—November 29, 2012—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that 8 Campus Drive at Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany, NJ has been awarded LEED-EB:OM 2009 Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 8 Campus Drive, along with Mack-Cali’s 106 Allen Road in Bernards Township, are two of the four multi-tenant buildings in the state to achieve this prestigious award.

The LEED-EB:OM 2009 (“Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance”) certification recognizes maximized operational efficiency with minimized environmental impact. It addresses cleaning and maintenance issues – including chemical use – recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and system upgrades. It is the only LEED rating system under which projects can demonstrate actual energy efficiency and sustainable operations performance metrics.

Highlights of the building’s sustainability achievements include:

  • An ENERGY STAR rating of 88, which places the building in the top 12 percent of similar buildings in terms of energy efficiency
  • Use of highly efficient plumbing fixtures providing water savings of 17 percent
  • Modifications to the building’s irrigation system provide a 62 percent reduction in water use for irrigation, as well as a dedicated meter to monitor ongoing performance
  • Recycling efforts resulting in a 68 percent diversion rate of recyclables from landfill of ongoing consumable waste and a 100 percent diversion rate of durable goods from entering the waste stream
  • An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan incorporating non-toxic measures for animal and vegetative pest control
  • A Green Cleaning Program, implemented as part of a comprehensive building-wide Indoor Air Quality Program

This project was completed by the Mack-Cali property management team, with Gerard Hazel of Sustainable Systems LLC providing consulting services.

Mitchell E. Hersh, Mack-Cali president and chief executive officer, commented, “We are very proud to have achieved this important designation at 8 Campus Drive, which exemplifies the institutional quality of this class A building. Today, businesses and are seeking office properties that are energy efficient and more sustainable, with a goal of reducing their overall carbon footprint.”

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 278 properties consisting of 272 office and office/flex properties totaling approximately 31.7 million square feet and six multi-family rental properties containing over 1,700 residential units, all located in the Northeast. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of commercial and residential tenants.

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