NORWALK, CT—For the second year in a row, MerrittView, Malkin Properties’ trophy office building in Norwalk, Conn., has earned the nationally recognized Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy, according to Jeffrey H. Newman, executive vice president of Malkin Properties.

The rating signifies that the property meets the EPA’s energy performance standards and causes fewer greenhouse gas emissions, is less expensive to operate, and uses less energy than buildings that haven’t received the designation.

Newman noted the firm’s development initiatives instrumental in achieving this goal, including those promoting reduced water usage, high indoor environmental quality, recycling of tenant waste and construction debris, use of green pest control and cleaning solutions, use of recycled-content carpeting and low/no off-gassing wall coverings or adhesives in building common areas and pre-built suites.

Built in 1985, MerrittView is an eight-story, 255,000-square-foot trophy office building located at the intersection of Route 7 and the Merritt Parkway, near the Norwalk/Wilton border, with immediate access to Route 7, Exit 40A and 40B of the Merritt Parkway, and the Metro-North Commuter Railroad.