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Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union Earns LEED Platinum and LEED Gold Certifications for 90,000-SF Office Building in Los Angeles

First bank branch in the country to achieve LEED platinum status

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2011 — Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification for 815 Colorado Blvd, a 90,000-square-foot office building located in Los Angeles, Calif. The building earned both LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Commercial Interiors standard and Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance standards.  This is only the second building in the Tri-Cities area to achieve LEED Platinum.  815 Colorado is also the first in the nation to have both a LEED Platinum and Gold certification within the same building and the first LEED Platinum bank/credit union branch in the nation.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Los Angeles team of Anthony Gatti, Tim Miller and Marin Rutherford are responsible for leasing the office building on behalf of the owner, Los Angeles Fireman’s Credit Union.  Currently, there is 21,664 square feet available for lease, which can be divided to accommodate multiple-sized tenants. 

Nestled on the border of Eagle Rock and Pasadena, 815 Colorado Blvd. is centrally located to Downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and Downtown Pasadena.  The building is adjacent to the 110, 134, 2, 210 Freeways and is just minutes from Old Town Pasadena's shops and restaurants, providing a great location for Glendale and Pasadena firms. 815 Colorado Blvd. offers ample free parking and an average of 20 percent lower operating expenses than similar buildings within the area, which is accompanied by the City of Los Angeles’ three year tax holiday for relocating to the city.

“Gaining LEED Platinum certification at 815 Colorado demonstrates our commitment to our members, employees and the community by providing a workplace that promotes environmental sustainability, energy efficiency and the health and well-being of all occupants,” said William Lowery, Facilities Manager at Los Angeles Fireman’s Credit Union.  “We wanted to have a building that stands out one that instils a sense of pride for our employees and members.”

To gain LEED Platinum certification for Commercial Interiors Los Angeles Fireman’s Credit Union developed and implemented a program that included:
  • Automated Bioclimatic Shades with integrated sun-tracking sensors atop the roof
  • Dual occupancy sensors that integrate the HVAC and lighting systems to maximize energy efficiency and daylight harvesting
  • Hands-free water fixtures, Dyson hand dryers and tissue dispenser at each restroom door
  • Custom Furniture System constructed of wheatboard, a rapidly renewable material locally manufactured
  • 97.48 percent of all regularly occupied areas provide direct line of sight views
  • Dedicated collection areas and recycling receptacles throughout space
  • Construction of Wellness Center (gym)
  • Bike racks and dedicated shower facilities
  • Reserved parking for hybrid, electric and carpooling
To gain LEED Gold certification for Operations and Maintenance, Firemen’s Credit Union provided upgrades to chiller, boiler, elevators, lighting retrofit, water-efficient fixture, ADA improvements to restrooms, landscape, along with the addition of Building Automation System and monument signage.  The 815 Colorado building has earned an EPA Energy Star score of 95 and prides itself for the use and purchase of sustainable materials/recycle content, green cleaning and property maintenance, a comprehensive recycling program that accounts for 70 percent waste diversion.

The Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union is committed to:
  • Promoting human and environmental health
  • Maintaining a sustainable site
  • Conserving natural resources
  • Water savings, energy efficiency
  • Use of recycled content / sustainable materials 
  • Maintaining good indoor environmental quality
  • Decreasing operating cost
  • Providing access to public and alternative transportation
  • Conveying professional and social responsibility
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,