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Renovation Sets New Standard for Workplace Design

Newly renovated office space for FAS at 26 Federal Plaza, NYC

When GSA needed to renovate its Federal Acquisition Service offices in the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York City, the project team decided to make the workspace into an energy-efficient and sustainable showplace. The result is a renovation designed to foster an open and collaborative environment where employees can excel, be productive and demonstrate operational excellence.

Gone are the high cubicle walls and blocked windows that kept employees isolated from each other and sunlight. In their place are open offices, low cubicles and shared spaces in an open floor plan that maximizes the use of natural daylight throughout the area. The new space enhances a professional image while improving the experience for customers, vendors, visitors and staff.

The project is also GSA’s first to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification for an interior renovation.

To help achieve the LEED gold rating, all materials used in the office are made with high recycled content, including the carpet, countertops and furniture; and are products with low volatile organic compounds for improved indoor air quality. There are also energy-efficient lighting fixtures with occupancy sensors and restrooms that feature low-flow plumbing fixtures.

To learn more about this project and how GSA can help federal offices become more energy efficient and sustainable, visit the Total Workplace website.

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