Tennyson Place

LEED Information:

Tennyson Place in Legacy has received Silver core and shell LEED Certification. LEED Certification is the benchmark for "eco-friendly" buildings. The US Green Building Council (see www.usgbc.org) administers the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.

Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

LEED buildings reduce or minimize the impact on our environment and are safer and healthier for the occupants, increase productivity, lower the cost of utilities and operating costs, and gives employees a sense of comfort while working in a healthy environment.

LEED buildings are environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and promote occupant productivity based on improved indoor air quality.


Special features of Tennyson Place in Legacy include:

  • Improved energy efficiency based on highly efficient heating and air conditioning systems, building envelope, and lighting systems
  • Improved indoor air quality due to monitoring capabilities and finishes selected for the building such as low-emitting carpet, paint, and adhesives
  • White reflective roof to minimize interior heat absorption/heat islands
  • All concrete parking lots to reduce exterior heat absorption/heat islands
  • Oversized dual pane, insulated windows to improve building envelope efficiency
  • Abundance of natural light throughout the interior of the workspace
  • Use of recycled materials and an ongoing recycling program
  • Integrated pest management programs and green cleaning programs that minimize interior pollutants
  • Ongoing carbon dioxide monitoring
  • 75% reduction in construction waste
  • Use of local/regional materials
  • Forest Stewardship Council Certified wood products
  • No CFCs, or HCFCs that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming
  • Solar panels for heating water
  • Electric Vehicle Fueling Stations


Benefits to the User / Occupant include, among others:

  • Superior indoor air quality for maximum employee comfort and productivity
  • Reduction in the electric expense to cool the building
  • Reduction in the water bill
  • Reduction in the gas bill
  • A healthier indoor environment due to a reduction in emissions from paint, carpet, and adhesives
  • A sense of corporate leadership by employers, employees, and customers in the areas of environmental sensitivity and sustainability.