After 20 years of being headquartered in Middletown, on June 8, 2009, The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut will move its state headquarters to 55 Church Street in New Haven.
“We’ll be moving our office into downtown New Haven, with all its conveniences and amenities, and into an environmentally-friendly building,” said Lise Hanners Ph.D., state director of The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut.
The owners of the property plan to seek certification of the property with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy Efficient Design – Existing Building/Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) program and the EPA’s Energy Star Program to generate operating efficiencies and improve the environmental performance of the building.
The property is ideally located near the New Haven Green, City Hall, Yale University’s Central Campus and the Ninth Square residential and retail district.
It benefits from outstanding transit access, with the State Street station offering both Metro North and Shoreline East service just two blocks away, and Union Station just a half mile away.
“Having an environmentally-friendly office space is something we wanted,” said Hanners, “but just as important was providing our staff and visitors with easy access to mass transit.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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