U.S. Bank Plaza, 200 S. 6th St., received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System, Hines announced Tuesday.
Bill Chopp, managing director at Hines, an international real estate firm, said in a statement Tuesday that this certification demonstrates the firm’s commitment to the environment, its tenants and the community.
“Energy savings, equipment efficiencies, water conservation and recycling programs directly benefit the tenants in terms of lower operating costs,” Chopp said.
U.S. Bank Plaza has many green features, including energy-efficient lighting with reduced mercury content; the use of environmentally sensitive cleaning products and practices; reduction of indoor potable water use through low-flow fixtures; and a comprehensive recycling and composting program. Hines also assists in giving tenants options to reduce their carbon footprints.
The building is 54 percent more energy efficient when compared to the average U.S. office building, which is why it has been presented with the Energy Star label every year since 2001.
The 22- and 40-story U.S. Bank Plaza office towers are located at 200 S 6th St. in the heart of the central business district.