Design Architecture Citi Tops 100 LEED Certified Buildings By Melissa Hincha-Ownby Writer Arizona State University Melissa Hincha-Owny is a business writer who has covered topics ranging from personal finance and corporate social responsibility to parenting. our editorial process Melissa Hincha-Ownby Updated January 22, 2020 Citi is keeping up the green Joneses. (Photo: Mike Mozart [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design Citi is the proud owner of 114 LEED certified branches operating in 34 states. Despite the recent difficulty that the company has experienced due to the world economy, their commitment to the environment has persisted. "Through our sustainability efforts, we get the double benefit of helping the environment while reducing our corporate expenses," said Susan Chapman, Citi's Corporate Real Estate Head for Global Operations. "Our goal is to reduce our greenhouse-gas emissions by 10% from 2005 levels by 2011, and our participation in the USGBC Portfolio Program is helping us get there." Source: USGBC Citi branches feature many eco-friendly features including low flow plumbing, recycled materials for furniture and flooring, and a keen attention to indoor air quality. The company’s LEED certified buildings go beyond the United States. Recently, a Citi data center in Frankfurt, Germany was awarded LEED Platinum certification.