Global Construction Review
Using 32% less energy than a typical office building, the Bank of America Tower built by Skanska in Houston has been recognised by US Green Building Council (USGBC) as the first LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell certified project in the US.
With a total of 780,000 square feet, the tower has also been recognised as the largest LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell project in the world.
Sustainable features of the Gensler-designed tower include a 50,000-gallon rainwater collection system for reuse in landscape irrigation and restrooms; an energy recovery wheel to precondition fresh air intake; and district cooling to provide chilled water throughout the facility.
Matt Damborsky, executive vice president for Skanska’s commercial development operations in Houston, said: “Sustainability is fundamental to Skanska’s DNA as a global developer and contractor, and we are always looking to push the envelope when it comes to sustainable design and function.”