Goldman Sachs Achieves Green-Building Milestone
Over 50% of our global office space portfolio—more than 5.2 million square feet—has now achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as a result of our consistent use of green building standards.
LEED is an international green building standard by the U.S. Green Building Council that assesses environmentally-friendly buildings based on energy and water efficiencies and savings each year. Goldman Sachs has become one of the world’s largest owners and tenants of LEED-certified commercial real estate in the New Construction and Commercial Interiors rating systems.
The firm pledged in its Environmental Policy Framework in 2005 to use uniform green building standards for all new constructions and major interior renovations. The fifty percent milestone was reached in July 2013 following LEED Gold certification for the refurbishment of the Goldman Sachs Melbourne office.
The Goldman Sachs LEED portfolio now extends to 16 offices, and other recent certifications include offices in London and Dubai. Earlier this year the Sao Paulo office in Brazil received LEED’s highest rating of Platinum certification, making it the firm’s first LEED Platinum commercial interiors space and the first LEED Platinum commercial interiors project in Latin America.
The firm's LEED and green building certification efforts are led by the Services Division.