One Rotary Center awarded LEED certification
One Rotary Center, the world headquarters of Rotary International, has been awarded LEED GOLD for Existing Buildings Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence that measures performance in five key areas of human and environmental health, including energy efficiency, water savings, and indoor environmental quality.
Built in 1977, One Rotary Center is a 368,767 square foot office building in Evanston, Illinois, USA, that houses Rotary staff and tenants while receiving approximately 2,000 visitors annually from around the world.
A first-time applicant, the building, owned by Rotary International and managed and leased by Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois Inc. (C&W), achieved a perfect score in all areas attempted in the LEED rating system. C&W’s Sandra Gutierrez, the building’s general manager, led the process to achieve certification.
“This achievement demonstrates Rotary’s commitment of service and stewardship to the communities in which we live and work,” said Peter DeBerge, deputy general secretary of Rotary International.