CB Richard Ellis achieves sustainability milestone in EMEA

CB Richard Ellis announced today that it has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for commercial interiors Gold rating by the USGBC in relation to its office premises in Madrid, Spain.

This Gold rating for commercial interiors is the first project certification awarded in Spain and in Europe, and represents an important milestone in relation to the implementation of the sustainability strategy being pursued by CBRE Spain. It also demonstrates the continued commitment of CBRE to achieving a leading position towards environmental stewardship.

The Spain office is CBRE’s first LEED certified premises in EMEA, and reflects the policy of the company to incorporate environmental-friendly standards within its offices. “The interior of the Madrid office embraced the broad concepts of sustainability throughout the various phases of fit-out, with a design that focuses on motivating employees and enhancing productivity by providing a high quality, low maintenance and healthy working environment”, said David Lázaro, Energy and Sustainability Director, CB Richard Ellis, Spain.

The USGBC LEED rating system encourages the adoption of integrated sustainable building practices by providing a standardised framework of performance criteria by which to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings.

Alfonso Galobart, Executive Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis, Spain, said “sustainability is a key initiative being pursued by CB Richard Ellis on a global basis, and is becoming an increasingly important component of our day-to-day business activities. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to secure the Gold rating, as this represents a real example of our ability to achieve results in relation to environmental standards.”

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