Mack-Cali’s Parsippany Property Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

06/04/2014 Category: Miscellaneous

Edison, New Jersey—June 4, 2014—Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today announced that 5 Wood Hollow Road in Parsippany, N.J., has received LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance™ Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 5 Wood Hollow Road is the 13th commercial property in New Jersey to receive this prestigious award.

The LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M rating system 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:

  • Elimination of all uses of potable water for irrigation, resulting in savings of approximately two million gallons of water
  • Installation of new low flow restroom fixtures, resulting in a 30 percent annual reduction in water use
  • Recycling efforts resulting in a 60 percent diversion rate of recyclables from landfill
  • Reduction of parking lot lighting after hours, saving electricity and preventing light pollution
  • Use of 100 percent environmentally friendly cleaning products

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 prestigious designation at 5 Wood Hollow Road, which exemplifies the institutional quality of this class A building. We find businesses today 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 279 properties, consisting of 266 office and office/flex properties totaling approximately 30.8 million square feet and 13 multi-family rental properties containing approximately 3,900 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.

Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and the commercial real estate properties available for lease can be found on the Company’s website at www.mack‑

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