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Total Macy’s, Inc. Solar Electricity Production on 04/25/2018

SOLAR PRODUCTION157.5MWh OF CLEAN ENERGY
15,444 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 129.1 TONS OF CARBON OFFSET
12,664 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO $17,416 DOLLARS SAVED
$1,708,106 YTD

EQUIVALENT TO 286,586 MILES NOT DRIVEN
28,108,068 YTD

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6/24/2015

Macy’s New MCOM Offices Get the LEED Gold

POSTED UNDER Buildings

With sustainability in mind from the beginning, the new MCOM offices in San Francisco have become Macy’s first ever construction project to be LEED Gold certified!

So, what does it mean to be LEED certified? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has established the LEED certification process to enhance environmental awareness among architects and building contractors, and to encourage the design and construction of energy-efficient, water-conserving buildings that use green resources and materials.

This process uses a point system to determine the environmental merits of a building based on energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste diversion and local or sustainably-sourced materials and resources.

Macy’s Store Planning, Architecture, Construction and Engineering (SPACE) team has been working with third-party LEED professionals for several years on this project. From the inception, they went the extra mile to gain LEED Gold certification recognition, showing a true corporate commitment to sustainability.

With six floors to work with, Macy’s renovated approximately 180 thousand square feet with this project. Some of the key sustainable features of the project include:

  • Use of 30 percent less water than standard buildings
  • 79 percent waste diversion during construction
  • Optimized lighting controls for energy efficiency
  • High performing HVAC
  • A recycling and composting program for daily operations

This project received very high points in its LEED evaluation for waste construction management, as well as recycled materials from flooring to furniture. Thoughtfully sourced supplies used in construction were made of recycled and recyclable materials. There was also the donation of old office furniture to a nonprofit agency, so items would find new life instead of ending up in the landfill. Office equipment was even downstreamed to our stores as well, replacing old and damaged existing furniture.

The innovation of MCOM feeds directly into what these new, sustainable offices represent, and factored into the overall office design and culture.

  • The office incorporates daylight and open space into the design to improve energy efficiency as well as the aesthetic of MCOM – a very innovative and forward-thinking office.
  • Recycling, compost and trash bins are easily accessible and next to each other in the offices.
  • Bike racks were installed to encourage associates to use alternative forms of transportation.
  • An ergonomics professional was commissioned to help select office furniture that's aesthetically pleasing, functional and reduces the use of excess materials.

San Francisco is a technology hub, putting high value on going green and being innovative about it. This kind of thinking supports what the new MCOM offices represent – not only forward-thinking technology, but forward-thinking sustainability as well.

Congratulations to SPACE and MCOM on this landmark sustainable achievement for Macy’s. We went green and got the gold!