AEW Capital Management – which owns the tower on behalf of AEW Core Property Trust, L.P. – has announced that the 26-story 360 Lexington Avenue has earned a LEED Gold rating under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system – the 39th LEED for Existing Buildings certification in New York City.
Designed by Schuman & Lichtenstein and built in 1959, the modernist, 235,000-square-foot 360 Lexington Avenue is located at the northwest corner of East 40th Street and also earned Energy Stars in 2011 and 2009 with scores of 81. The tower’s LEED certification effort was led by Cassidy Turley, which also assisted in obtaining LEED-EB: OM Gold for AEW’s 250 Park Avenue last year.
360 Lexington Avenue is in the midst of an extensive capital improvement program that includes:
- - Developing a comprehensive energy management program that included full building retro-commissioning, implementation of various energy conservation measures and an ongoing commissioning plan to ensure continued optimal building efficiency;
- - Increased U roofing values and building envelope improvements;
- - Implementing innovative recycling and green cleaning programs for waste diversion to improve employee and tenant environment;
- - Upgrading the building lobby to include all new interior lighting, HVAC and desks; and
- - Installing state-of-the-art cooling plant to optimize energy efficiency.
Notable current tenants at 360 Lexington Avenue include the Alzheimer’s Association, the law firm Ganfer & Shore LP, and Perfect Building Maintenance. The tower’s certification vaults the East Side back past the West Side for overall LEED-EB certification totals, 20 to 19.