BBH Solutions, a Manhattan-based provider of technology services with a focus on the converged network, unified communications and IP-based Audio Visual solutions, and DAS USA have announced their joint venture trading technology showroom, located at 875 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, is now LEED certified.
The joint venture showroom showcases DAS’ trading and control desk solutions with fully functional cloud-hosted and on-premises technology supplied by BBH. Since its grand opening in October 2011, the showroom has served as a venue for several educational and networking events, according to company officials.
LEED certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.
The main criteria involved in LEED certification include sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The project accomplished sustainable building practices under the supervision of LEED consulting firm SKYed Eco. The space design utilized methods that reduced potable water use by 32 percent and lighting power by 16 percent compared to conventional interior construction projects.
Appliances and equipment installed in the showroom, including desktop computers, monitors, and network peripherals, achieved an Energy-Star total equal to 100 percent by rated power.
Further, 42 percent of the total furniture and furnishing material were salvaged, refurbished or reused. The project also achieved LEED day-lighting requirements in 87 percent of all regularly occupied spaces. It also diverted 77 percent of the on-site generated construction waste from landfill.
The project also implemented cloud-hosted voice and data services from BBH so as to lower electrical usage associated with onsite data center power and cooling. The conference room is equipped with a Cisco Telepresence (News - Alert) Express solution for video conferencing.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey