The Tower Companies has recently committed to greening their entire portfolio of properties and is currently working towards LEED certifications on two downtown office buildings and three high-rise apartment buildings. They currently have six LEED certified projects in their portfolio, in addition to one of the most comprehensive green leases in the country.
Borchardt says that Tower continues to educate tenants and building employees about their greening initiatives to help everyone conserve energy. Some of these efforts include:
- Tower is working with clients to create more energy efficient build outs, including lighting and temperature control of spaces.
- Tower has taken advantage of utility rebates and installed more energy efficient motor control devices, allowing heating and cooling systems to run more efficiently.
- Jim Lewis
- Tower is finding opportunities to turn off unused equipment and lights; replacing inefficient lighting when a fixture or bulb needs to be replaced.
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About 1909 K Street/The Millennium
The building is a 236,000 SF, Energy Star® rated, high-performance LEED office building, located on the premier corner of DC’s Golden Triangle Business District and within walking distance of the White House. The building’s sophisticated interiors features an elegant pear-wood paneled lobby, full service on-site concierge, gleaming marbled floors, original sculpture garden and arboretum, original art, beautiful music, individual meters on every floor, and a rooftop deck and garden, with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. Serving as an icon for green corporate values, 1909 K uses 100% wind power, is 16% more energy efficient than comparable class A’s and uses 23% less water. With a 360-degree perimeter of low-e glass, thermal comfort is assured with a minimum of heat gain and loss. Green cleaning practices are used throughout the building.
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