MaGrann Associates’ Navy Yard Office Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

by Navy Yard
May 15, 2013

MaGrann Associates is a national leader in energy efficiency/green building consulting and engineering, specializing in in energy efficiency and green building. MaGrann opened their Philadelphia office in One Crescent Drive at The Navy Yard in 2011. For 30 years, MaGrann has focused on bringing applied building science to the residential housing market helping builders, developers, and designers produce higher performing, energy efficient homes. From custom engineering design to troubleshooting, program management to third party green building verification, MaGrann Associates is dedicated to providing users with expert and effective consulting and engineering support.

To complement their expertise and dedication to energy efficiency, MaGrann pursued a certification for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Commercial Interiors (CI) for their 3,000 square foot office suite, to add to the LEED Platinum Core and Shell (CS) certification of One Crescent Drive. The Navy Yard is proud to announce that in March of 2013, LEED CI Gold Certification was achieved at MaGrann’s Philadelphia office!

MaGrann's LEED certified office at One Crescent Drive
MaGrann’s LEED certified office at One Crescent Drive

LEED for Commercial Interiors is the rating system that certifies high-performance green tenant spaces that are healthy and productive places to work, and require minimum cost to operate and maintain. In order to achieve the Gold level of certification, MaGrann made production decisions to create a green space, including the use of low-VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants; FSC-certified wood for cabinets, doors, and windowsills; and recycled wood for conference room furniture.  Additionally, the cubicles are made with a high percentage of recycled materials, and the construction team diverted 75% of the waste from landfills.

The Navy Yard Corporate Center developers Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners supported this LEED certification project by upgrading the plumbing fixtures to today’s low-flow standards, as newer, more efficient options have become available since the building’s original CS certification was achieved in 2005.

MaGrann continues to work on building an energy efficient, green-conscious community at The Navy Yard and throughout the region! If your company is interested in learning more about MaGrann’s process and experience, please contact Emma Raymont at or 267-625-5526.

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