The Harp: Nassau County, Long Island’s First Green Office Building

This 3-story, 54,000-square-foot, loft-style office building is aiming for LEED Gold.

The Harp, which would be the first green commercial office building to open in Long Island’s Nassau County, broke ground back on September 22. Developed by Foremost Real Estate, the project is aiming for a LEED Gold rating and should be ready for a January 2010 occupancy. The 3-story, 54,000-square-foot tower along Great Neck’s “Miracle Mile” was designed by Guilor Architects and will include a number of green design features, including efficient water and lighting fixtures, air flow measurement devices, and extensive daylighting thanks to the building’s all-glass curtain wall. Majestic Property Affiliates, which is the Harp’s exclusive leasing agent, will also offer each of the 18,000-square-foot, loft-style office floors for sale prior to opening lease negotiations.

According to Magestic’s Domenic Maltempi, “[e]veryone in the marketing and leasing end of commercial real estate has seen that customers want a clean, new, environmentally-conscious environment. I think The Harp reflects the advances that are being made and where American industry is headed. Architecturally the building is heads and shoulders above everything else and will hopefully encourage people to rethink what commercial real estate can mean in this market.” Other specific details on green construction elements and the project team- which Foremost described to the NYREJ as “experienced in building green”- are not presently available.

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