Newmarket International Breaks Ground on First Commercial LEED-Certified Building in Portsmouth

  • Newmarket, an Amadeus company
  • 10.12.07
Newmarket International, Inc., a leader in sales and catering solutions for the hospitality industry, announced the ground breaking on its new LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design)-certified building.

It is the first commercial building with this environmental certification in Portsmouth, N.H., and is located at the Pease International Tradeport.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:

  • Sustainable site development
  • Water savings
  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials selection
  • Indoor environmental quality

Dan Plummer from Two International Group is working closely with the management team at Newmarket International, Inc., to design an environmentally sustainable building both inside and out. This involves using environmentally sustainable construction materials, as well as landscaping, parking, office equipment, furniture and design.

“It is critical for our company to be environmentally aware and take responsibility for the impact we have on our local community and across the world. The new building is one of the major steps we are taking in 2008. We have also put a committee in place to assess our current processes and to make changes that decrease our impact on the environment today,” said Sean O’Neill, chairman and chief executive officer, Newmarket International, Inc. “We couldn’t be more pleased with Two International Group’s willingness to break new ground with us on this first LEED-certified commercial building in Portsmouth.” 

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