Great Forest managed the entire LEED process for 40 Worth, a multi-tenant Newmark Grubb Knight Frank building in lower Manhattan. This included multi-year project coordination, a LEED waste audit, an APPA audit, an occupant transit survey, implementation of building policies for waste, cleaning and general sustainable building maintenance, as well as work to determine an engineering firm to complete energy audit and ventilation survey work.
Great Forest tracked and addressed complexities in the LEED process associated with the age of the building and with changes in tenants (including several build-outs and space conversions), updating documentation when necessary to fulfill the many components required by LEED. The project team also dealt with the intricacies of navigating the lobby ventilation upgrades, which had certain restrictions because of the building’s landmark features.
In addition, Great Forest identified several opportunities for improvements that came out of the LEED review process. For example, the water fixture inventory helped the building identify areas where fixtures could be upgraded to become more water efficient.