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2000 West Loop South in Houston Receives LEED Gold Recertification

Houston, TX – May 2, 2018 – Shorenstein Properties LLC and JLL announce LEED Gold recertification of 2000 West Loop South, a Class A building located in the heart of the Galleria Uptown District in Houston, Texas.  2000 West Loop initially earned LEED Gold in 2013.  The U.S. Green Building Council requires recertification every five years to maintain the LEED for Existing Buildings designation.

 

The 2000 West Loop South building is 357,000 square feet of Class A office space in a prime location near the Houston Galleria.  The building amenities include a fitness center, a deli, onsite banking and an attached parking garage.  The building currently carries an ENERGY STAR rating of 84.

 

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 recent sustainability highlights of the 2000 West Loop South building include:

 

  • Alternative transportation rate of 50.5% achieved due to tele-commuting, car-pooling and vehicles with a high green score, one of the highest ratings for certified buildings in the State of Texas
  • Completion of an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit Report and implementation of the recommended energy conservation measures to keep pace with industry best practices
  • Over 90% of all cleaning products and materials purchased at the building continued to meet industry sustainability criteria
  • All cleaning equipment used on site is considered sustainable, boasting such features as comparatively low sound levels, filter guards for capturing fine particulates and ergonomic design
  • Over a 50% reduction in water used for landscaping compared with conventional means of irrigation
  • Completion of a Waste Audit to help tenants, construction and management continually improve their waste diversion practices and lower their environmental impact
  • LEED Accredited Property Management and Engineering team

 

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.  www.shorenstein.com/sustainability.

 

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About the Property Owner, 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 64.8 million square feet in transactions with a gross investment value in excess of $15.2 billion.

 

 

About the Property Management Company, JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion. At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.