Flack + Kurtz Seeks LEED-CI Gold at 512 Seventh Avenue

The WSP Flack + Kurtz engineering firm is in pursuit of LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold at its new headquarters space in Midtown.

Fresh off of its efforts to create a LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum space for the National Audobon Society at 225 Varick Street, mechanical and electrical engineers WSP Flack + Kurtz are pursuing a LEED-CI Gold rating for the firm’s new headquarters space at 512 Seventh Avenue in Midtown (between West 37th and 38th Streets).

Designed by FXFOWLE and recently completed by general contractor Citadel Construction (noteworthy because this is the same team that executed the Audobon Society headquarters project) the 40,000-square-foot space includes cork flooring and organic carpeting; FXFOWLE only specified rapidly renewable materials for the project. A specialty recycling subcontractor diverted three quarters of all construction debris for recycling, while Citadel also implemented an internal air quality plan that segregated construction work areas with plastic shields in order to minimize dust diffusion.

We’re still looking for graphics of the project and will follow up once more details are available. In the meantime, check out the link to the NYREJ below which has a number of images of the Audobon Society’s space at 225 Varick.

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One Response to Flack + Kurtz Seeks LEED-CI Gold at 512 Seventh Avenue

  1. Team Wicanders Friday, November 14, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    Nice to know that cork oak flooring was used in the National Audobon Society’s headquarters. Their employees will really appreciate all the health benefits that naturally come with this amazing, and inherently green surfacing material. We hope they used Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring as we’re partial, of course. But in any case, we think Flack & Kurtz will have a step up in securing a LEED Gold rating because they included cork. We’re cheering for them!
    Team Wicanders