One State Street, the 24-story headquarters for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) in Hartford, Connecticut, has been LEED certified by the USGBC and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute, the company announced today.

One State Street HSB purchased the building from Hines in January of this year and is the largest tenant, occupying 168,000 square feet, roughly a third of the tower. Other tenants include Hartford HealthCare, UBS Financial and law firm Bingham, McCutchen. Hines still manages the building.

“We’re pleased to be recognized for HSB’s commitment to improving energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Greg Barats, president and chief executive officer of HSB, in a statement. “It’s important that our building operations reflect our business focus on helping homeowners, businesses and other organizations reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact.”

Built in 1983 with 500,000 square feet of space overlooking the Connecticut River in Hartford, One State Street is LEED certified Silver for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

LEED certification of One State Street was based on a number features, including:

  • The installation of a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant.
  • The reduction of energy demand and usage through the building’s operation policies, procedures and controls.
  • Upgrades to the building’s lighting in various locations to LED or other types of efficient lighting technologies.

“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, Hartford Steam Boiler is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”

Photo courtesy of Hines