Dallas-based Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC has announced that its three Class A office properties in Denver received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) under the Existing Buildings (EB) rating system.
Johns Manville Plaza (pictured left), a 29-story, 675,400 square-foot Class A office property, received LEED EB Gold status, while the 42-story 707 17th Street property and the 10-story Peakview Tower received LEED EB Silver status. John Zogg, managing director of leasing for Crescent's Denver portfolio, says that LEED certification is a major selling point for commercial office property.
‘Our customers want LEED-certified buildings,’ says Zogg. ‘To them, it means that we care about their experience, the communities that surround us, and ultimately the cost savings that we are able to achieve and pass on to them. It's good for everyone.’
Zogg adds that nine of Crescent's 26 office buildings have earned LEED EB Gold or Silver ratings, and the remaining properties are expected to achieve LEED status later this year.
(Photo courtesy Crescent Real Estate Holdings)