Crescent’s Trammell Crow Center Receives LEED EB Silver Certification
DALLAS, TX, (September 20, 2010) – Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC announced today that Trammell Crow Center in the Arts District of Dallas is the company’s first affiliated property to receive LEED certification in a long line up of its properties.
Trammell Crow Center was recently awarded LEED Silver in the Existing Building (EB) category by USGBC, the U.S. Green Building Council. According to the council, the property earned all of the points Crescent applied for, resulting in the high-performance Silver rating. This makes Trammell Crow Center one of only eight properties in Dallas and 44 in Texas to receive LEED EB certification. Among several improvements Crescent made to Trammell Crow Center during the LEED discovery and performance periods was replacing its water closets with efficient water-conserving, low-flow models. This improvement alone will save over 3 million gallons of water each year.
CBRE, manager of Trammell Crow Center, led the LEED initiative for the property as an extension of Crescent’s portfolio-wide Green Building Initiative Committee. “Our Green Building Initiative Committee was formed by Crescent top-tier executives in 2008, and we’ve taken a very disciplined approach to the LEED certification process within it. The entire Crescent portfolio of 35 properties, 17 million square feet, is registered for LEED EB, and we expect most to be awarded certifications by the end of next year,” commented Jim Wilson, managing director of asset management for Crescent.
The Trammell Crow Center LEED certification follows the announcement last week that Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC was named an ENERGY STAR 2009 Top Performer by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Crescent is one of only six commercial real estate companies in the U.S. and one of only two in Texas to be recognized by EPA for improving energy efficiency more than 10 percent. John Zogg, managing director of leasing for Crescent’s Dallas portfolio adds, “Crescent is committed to continue making improvements to our properties even in this challenged economic environment. In fact, we’ve spent close to $28 million in improvements, portfolio-wide, since the beginning of this year. Many of these improvements will result in more environmentally-sound operating practices which not only benefit our communities but also our customers’ bottom lines.”
Trammell Crow Center, located in the Arts District of Dallas, totals 1.2 million square feet on 50 floors, with a polished and flamed granite exterior and garden plaza, bordered by the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Marketed by Crescent as the BEST AVAILABLE BLOCK IN DALLAS, Trammell Crow Center currently has 230,000 square feet of contiguous space available on prime high-rise floors. Call the leasing office for more information – 214-871-4772.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, and operations and maintenance solutions. For more information, refer to www.usgbc.org or www.northtexasgreencouncil.org.
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully-integrated real estate company owned by Barclays Capital and Goff Capital. Through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Crescent owns and manages a portfolio of 35 premier office buildings totaling over 17 million square feet located in select markets across the United States with major concentrations in Dallas, Houston, Denver and Las Vegas. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; luxury hotels; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch.