EDISON—Liberty Corner Corporate Center in Bernards Township has been awarded LEED-EB:OM Silver certification.

The LEED-EB:OM 2009 (Operation & Maintenance) certification recognizes maximum efficiency of operations with minimal environmental impact. It addresses cleaning and maintenance issues—including chemical use—recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and system upgrades.

Highlights of the building’s sustainability achievements include:

*Use of efficient plumbing fixtures providing water savings of 23 percent

*Improvements to the building’s irrigation system, providing a 66 percent reduction in water use for irrigation, as well as the installation of a dedicated meter to monitor ongoing performance

*Recycling efforts resulting in a 55 percent diversion rate of recyclables from landfill and a 100 percent diversion rate of durable goods from entering the waste stream

*As part of the building’s sustainable purchasing plan, mercury content of lighting has been substantially reduced

*A green cleaning program has been implemented as part of a comprehensive building-wide indoor air quality program

Gerard Hazel of Sustainable Systems LLC provided consulting services on the project.