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Houston’s Hess Tower Awarded for Efficiency by Building Management Group

If you’re a building manager looking for a shining example of efficiency, look no further than the Hess Tower in Houston. The Houston Chronicle said this 29-story office building has been designated as a BOMA 360 Performance Building by the Building Owners and Managers Association.

The 844,763-square-foot building, which opened at 1501 McKinney in June 2011, is LEED platinum certified by the U.S. Green Buildings Council and has been Energy Star certified each year since 2012.


Among the amenities are bicycle storage, two electric vehicle charging stations for employees, and a full service fitness center. Sustainable features include an energy recovery unit, green roof, condensate recovery irrigation system and an automated daylighting system. The building uses green services such as janitorial, recycling, pest control, and exterior landscaping.

Read more about Hess Tower on the Chronicle’s website and let us know what your building has been doing to become more efficient.

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