833 East awarded LEED Silver certification

MILWAUKEE Irgens has announced that Milwaukee’s newest office building, 833 East Michigan, has been awarded LEED Silver certification for meeting sustainable development standards.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Irgens targeted LEED Silver certification prior to the design and development of 833 East, and met its goal by meeting standards in five green design categories: water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy and atmosphere, and materials and resources.

Specific examples of how these standards are being met within 833 East, include: incorporating bike storage space, shower facilities, a hybrid/electric car charging station, water efficient fixtures, special landscaping, and the use of recycled materials. Additionally, 833 East features increased ventilation, high performance and efficient building systems and enclosures along with Energy Start-certified products and materials throughout the building that enhance overall efficiency and reduce costs for building tenants.

LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. More than 80,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising of more than 15.7 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 162 countries and territories.

About 833 East Located at 833 East Michigan Street in the hub of downtown Milwaukee’s commercial business district, 833 East is the city’s newest environmentally sustainable, high-visibility Class A multi-tenant office building. 833 East offers a stunning combination of elegant design, state-of-the-art technology and premium tenant amenities, making it the premier new office development in downtown Milwaukee.