Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor
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Twitter is tweeting loudly about its recently green building recognition.
The company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, earned LEED platinum level certification for a repurposed building, reports Irish Building. The facility at Cumberland Place is one of the few office buildings in Ireland, and the first Twitter office in the world, to achieve the highest LEED certification.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a global recognition and certification for sustainability in buildings, and is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. The awarding body for the certification is the U.S. Green Building Council.
Cumberland Place is the result of a collaboration between Twitter and landlord Hibernia REIT to repurpose an existing Dublin landmark in accordance with the highest standards of sustainability. The project incorporated innovation at all stages including site selection, concept planning, design, construction and post-occupation operations.
The result of this partnership was the awarding of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification, which is recognized across the world as the benchmark of green building standards.
“We chose to partner with Hibernia REIT and not to demolish the building and start again, but took on the more difficult task of repurposing a city landmark and lengthening the life of a building with a unique character and history,” said Sean Boyle, head of real estate and workplace for Twitter EMEA. “Twitter is committed to protecting the environment through responsible and innovative business practices, and securing LEED platinum status is a key part of this vision.”
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