MILWAUKEE (September 16, 2020) – 833 East announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold Recertification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance through version 4.1. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

833 East initially achieved LEED Silver certification through New Construction, Core and Shell in 2016. LEED Version 4.1 takes a performance-based approach to recertification. This recertification allows existing buildings to recertify using annual performance data from utility bills and audits. Annual data is entered into the 5 categories within the rating system Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation, and Human Experience. Annual performance activities include a two-question survey, Indoor Air Quality testing, a waste assessment, and energy and water utility information. The assessment of these key categories on an annual basis allows ownership and building management to be proactive with the building’s performance and to make meaningful improvements to building operations that save money, resources, and time and assist with keeping occupants engaged and comfortable. Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than just implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role buildings play in that effort, 833 East is creating a path forward through their LEED certification.”