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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Green Project Headquarters Earns Highest Level of Achievement

The AMOS Project, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” certification for Commercial Interiors, from the U.S. Green Building Council.  It is the first project in Syracuse to achieve this rating. The award is being presented today by the USGBC.

The AMOS Project occupies 900 square feet of leased space in a historic building situated on what was once the Erie Canal. Inside, The AMOS Project showcases “green” projects in the Syracuse area using interactive kiosks and multimedia displays.

Clear Channel Communications, principal founder of The AMOS Project, worked with Bergmann Associates design firm to rehab the space to meet LEED standards. Green improvements include high-efficiency heating and cooling; advanced controls to bring in less outside air when the building is not in use and more air when it is occupied; and building materials with low volatile organic chemical content. Also, about 75 percent of the debris generated by construction was recycled.

Joel Delmonico, VP/General Manager for Clear Channel Communications in Syracuse, noted, “No matter how “green” new construction is, there is no question that the ‘greenest’ solution to reducing our carbon footprint lies in retrofitting existing buildings. Certainly all new construction should meet LEED standards, but the real impact will come from innovations in reducing waste in existing structures.”