Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment’s New HQ Seeks Borough’s First LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating

The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment’s new headquarters space is aiming for Kings County’s first LEED-CI rating.

As gbNYC reported last November, one of the organizations tapped by the City to move some programming space into the redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard Historical Center is the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (“BCUE”). BCUE is already on the move, though. Last month, the organization relocated its headquarters from Prospect Park to new digs near the Gowanus Canal.

BCUE recently revealed some details about its new office, including that its space will seek a Gold rating under LEED for Commercial Interiors (“LEED-CI”); it would be the first recipient of a LEED-CI rating for office space in Brooklyn. You can check out gbNYC’s LEED-CI archive for details about the four firms whose offices in Manhattan that have already received official certification from USGBC- Gensler, Haworth, Cook + Fox, and Dagher Engineering.

BCUE’s space includes a low-energy lighting system, including task lighting, a rainwater harvesting system on the roof, and a green cleaning program. BCUE has also set aside dedicated public meeting space for use by community groups. The Center plans to invite the public in to tour the new facility in the spring. Its programming and classroom space at the Navy Yard should be done in 2009 or 2010.

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