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.