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Shorenstein Receives LEED Gold Certification for Santa Clara Tower II

Santa Clara, CALIF – August 03, 2017 – Shorenstein Properties LLC announced the LEED Gold certification of Santa Clara Tower II, one of two twin granite office buildings located at 3965 Freedom Circle in Santa Clara, CA.  This certification brings the entire Santa Clara Towers property up to the LEED Gold standard.  Santa Clara Tower I, the matching twin building, achieved LEED Gold recertification in February 2017.

Santa Clara Towers is a leading Class A asset located in the Golden Triangle submarket of Santa Clara fronting Highway 101, with convenient access to Route 237 and Interstate 880. The twin granite office buildings offer efficient floor plates that can accommodate full floor and multi-tenant configurations. Shorenstein has made a number of recent improvements to the property, including a full upgrade to the lobby at Tower II, new corridor lighting, and elevator finish enhancements. A strong amenity base surrounds the property; onsite amenities include Birk’s Restaurant – one of Silicon Valley’s most recognized business eateries, a fitness center, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and abundant structured parking. The property is close to major hotels, universities, and San Jose International Airport.

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB O&M) addresses energy efficiency, whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs and systems upgrades.  LEED EB O&M helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements, and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.

Some sustainability highlights of Santa Clara Tower II include:

  • ENERGY STAR Score:  92
  • Water use reduction standards
  • Extensive LED lighting upgrades
  • LEED-compliant cleaning procedures and supplies
  • Recycling and composting program
  • Regular e-waste collection events
  • Green construction standards
  • LEED-compliant pest control management
  • Secure bicycle storage for tenants
  • LEED-accredited Property Manager

Shorenstein is a platinum member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and has achieved LEED certification for over 23 million square feet of office properties to date, primarily certified at the Gold level.  Shorenstein is a member of the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge and an Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings partner.



About Shorenstein Properties LLC

Founded in 1924, Shorenstein Properties LLC is a privately-owned, real estate firm active nationally in the ownership and management of high-quality office properties, with offices in San Francisco and New York.  Starting in 1992, Shorenstein has sponsored eleven closed-end investment funds with total equity commitments of $7.9 billion, of which Shorenstein committed $648.5 million.  Shorenstein uses its integrated investment and operating capabilities to take advantage of those opportunities which, at the particular time in the investment cycle, offer the most attractive risk-adjusted returns.  Investments have included ground-up developments, asset repositioning and stabilized assets; investment structures have included asset acquisitions, mezzanine loans, preferred equity investments and structured joint ventures.  These funds have invested in properties totaling 62.6 million square feet in transactions with a gross investment value in excess of $14.9 billion.