Fifth Street Towers now LEED certified

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June 3, 2013
By: Gabrielle Martinson
Gabrielle Martinson
Complex earns LEED Gold after renovations

DOWNTOWN WEST — Fifth Street Towers was awarded LEED Gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council in early May after undergoing renovations last year to make the buildings more environmentally friendly.

The two-tower complex received the certification, one of the highest offered by the council, as a result of its efforts to lower operating costs, conserve water and energy and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills through its comprehensive recycling programs.

Zeller Realty Group and Invesco Real Estate purchased Fifth Street Towers last year, and started the renovations in May 2012. The transformation is expected to save the buildings more than 30 percent this year in utility costs.

“We’re excited, it’s been a great project for us to work on at Zeller and we’re thrilled to be part of it, and we’re really excited about the future for those buildings,” Mike Wilhelm, senior vice president of Zeller Realty Group said.

Fifth Street Towers, located on 5th Street and Marquette Avenue, is home to many tenants, including Wells Fargo, Bowman & Brooke and BBDCO Proximity.