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JMC Steel Group awarded LEED Silver Certification in Chicago
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Friday, 21 Jun 2013

JMC Steel Group, the largest independent pipe and tube manufacturer in North America, announced that it has been awarded LEED® Silver certification for its headquarters on the 26th floor of 227 West Monroe in downtown Chicago.

With its LEED certification, JMC Steel Group is leading fellow Chicago offices in the Green Office Challenge, a friendly competition held by the city of Chicago and Green PSF. JMC currently ranks 23 of 114 participating buildings and tenants.

Mr Jelani Rucker director of marketing and sales of JMC Steel Group said that "We decided to participate in the Green Office Challenge after attending a meeting hosted by our building management, Tishman Speyer. We have been interested in being green since moving into our new headquarters, and after earning our LEED Silver certification, we were excited to participate in this challenge."

JMC began participating in the Green Office Challenge in April 2013 after the company achieved LEED Silver certification in November 2012. The LEED rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Mr Paige Adams, NCIDQ, LEED AP at Gensler, the firm behind JMC Steel Group's green office transformation, said that "Strategic design decisions made by the project team involving energy consumption, indoor air quality, materials and resources enabled JMC's headquarters to achieve LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification."

Mr Adams said that "Workstations, offices and other furniture were selected because of their high recycled content, and wood veneer was sourced from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. These green elements were seamlessly incorporated into the dynamic design of JMC's headquarters, providing staff and guests with a healthy and sustainable work environment."

Source – Strategic Research Institute


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