1585 Broadway has served as the headquarters of Morgan Stanley since 1995. Its 42 storeys stand prominently in New York’s theater district, and its environmental record has earned a Gold LEED certification.
The building’s indoor environmental quality scores favorably in areas such as the reduction of indoor air particulates, a high performance green cleaning programme that includes purchasing of sustainable products and materials, and excellent use of daylight and views.
The use of sustainable materials and resources also extends to other objects within the building, including sustainable electric-powered equipment, sustainable furniture and reduced mercury in lamps.
The site itself does not score as highly as possible for its overall sustainability — 15 points out of a possible 16. However, within the category of ‘sustainable sites’, the office did score highly for its building exterior and hardscape management plan, as well as its integrated pest management, erosion control and landscape management.
LEED Rating: Gold – 60