Columbia recently attended the USGBC's LEED Project Showcase, featuring two projects - Dassault Systèmes' LEED Platinum Headquarters and the IRS's LEED Gold Federal Office Building. Dassault Systèmes was a featured story in the NEREJ due to it's highly sustainable space.
Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the forefront of Dassault Systèmes' (DS) new 225,000 s/f headquarters. The LEED Platinum office design maximizes access to natural daylight, and is surrounded by extensive outdoor green space, much of it dedicated to meetings and social interaction. Sustainable finishes and furniture, flooring, paints, and adhesives all have low VOCs.