2 Houston Center designation completes 4.2 million square feet of Class A office space as LEED EB Gold
HOUSTON (December 5, 2011) – Crescent Property Services, Inc., announced today that 2 Houston Center in Houston’s Central Business District achieved Gold status for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings ( LEED EB). This U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certification completes all office buildings within the Houston Center complex and The Shops at Houston Center as LEED EB Gold.
The LEED Gold designation recognizes 4.2 million square feet of Class A office space and three floors of retail service outlets in the heart of Houston’s downtown. Additionally, the final LEED EB Gold designation enhances Houston Center’s designation as the largest mix-use real estate office and retail complex in Texas to complete LEED EB Gold certification.
Earlier in 2011, The Shops at Houston Center and 4 Houston Center achieved LEED EB Gold certification becoming the first Texas shopping mall to achieve Gold status. In 2010, 1 Houston Center and Fulbright Tower achieved LEED EB Gold certification.
“Crescent is committed to environmental sustainability,” said Jim Wilson, managing director, property
management, Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “In addition to being the right thing to do for the environment, energy savings and environmental leadership is a sound business practice that helps our customers reduce costs and improve their bottom line.”
In addition to Houston Center, Crescent manages six other properties in Houston that are LEED EB certified: 5 Greenway Plaza; 9 Greenway Plaza; and 11 Greenway Plaza; and, One Post Oak Central; Two Post Oak Central; and Three Post Oak Central.
“The City of Houston congratulates Crescent on its achievement of LEED EB Gold status for all of Houston Center,” said Laura Spanjian, City of Houston director of environmental, sustainability and green issues. “Along with Post Oak Central’s three-office building campus becoming the first Houston office campus to achieve LEED EB Gold status, and four properties at Crescent’s Greenway Plaza office campus already LEED EB, Crescent’s environmental leadership is helping the City of Houston toward our goal of becoming the number one ranked city in the United States for LEED certified office buildings.” Crescent is an active member of the City of Houston’s Green Office Challenge.
Crescent’s goal is to get all 17 Houston buildings managed by Crescent LEED certified by 2012.
ABOUT HOUSTON CENTER
Houston Center is the premier business, living and leisure complex in Houston’s Central Business District. Its city-withina-city concept features office space, luxury lodging, restaurants, shopping, banking, health, fitness, and residential highrise living – all linked by sky bridges and underground pedestrian tunnels. Houston Center features four office towers with 4.2 million square-feet of Class A office space located in the Central Business District in Houston, TX. The multi-block complex has been artfully developed according to classic design principles as an exciting urban environment for people.
Crescent Property Services, Inc. manages the Houston Center complex. For more information, visit Houston Center website at www.houstoncenter.com
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Through its subsidiaries, Crescent owns or 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®. For more information, visit Crescent’s Web site at www.crescent.com.