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Houston, Texas 77002
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May 30, 2012

PACIFIC GUARDIAN CENTER AWARDED LEED GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION

HONOLULU, HAWAII - Pacific Guardian Center ("PGC") announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious LEED-EBOM Silver Certification by the United States Green Building Council ("USGBC").   

"Pacific Guardian Center is pleased to accept USGBC's LEED Silver Certification in recognition of our sustainability efforts." said PGC Asset Manager, H. Brian Moore, Senior Vice President, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Company.  "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship, while also lowering operating costs for our valued tenants."  

Lisa D'Andrea, General Manager for PM Realty Group who manages the property, also recognized the contribution of Hawaiian Building Maintenance and the entire PGC "Green" Team in the successful pursuit of LEED Certification.  "This achievement would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication to making this happen."

LEED ("Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design") for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) identifies and rewards current best practices and provides an outline for buildings to use less energy, water and natural resources; and improve the indoor environment.  Pacific Guardian Center implemented many green actions to achieve Silver Certification, including:
  • Achieved a perfect Energy Star Score of 100 out of a possible 100 points.  This means Pacific Guardian Center performs within the top 1% of similar buildings nationwide.
  • Implemented a Green Cleaning Policy and achieved an 80% compliant green cleaning product purchasing rate and confirmed that 76% of its janitorial equipment meets sustainability criteria.
  • Implemented water efficiency measures that are expected to reduce water consumption at the property by 1,090,000 gallons annually.  This is enough water to fill 1.7 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  • Diverted 100% of the property's electronic equipment solid waste from the local landfill and achieved a 26% overall recycling rate as part of a comprehensive waste management program.
  • Demonstrated a 30% reduction in conventional commuting trips (i.e. 1 person per vehicle) with Tenants using alternative forms of transportation.
  • Documented that 69% of all individual workstations and 74% of all shared multi-occupant spaces contain individual lighting controls that enable adjustments to suit task needs, and documented that 70% of all regularly occupied spaces provide a direct line of sight to exterior views.

"Pacific Guardian Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.  "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Pacific Guardian Center serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."

About PMRG

PMRG merged operations with Madison Marquette in June 2018 to create a new leader in commercial real estate. The firm offers PMRG’s leasing, property management, investment management and development services, combined with Madison Marquette’s specialized development, investment and marketing expertise. Madison Marquette’s strength in retail and mixed-use assets joins PMRG’s office, medical, industrial and multi-family capabilities to provide national leadership across asset classes. PMRG’s dominance in the southern US combines with Madison Marquette’s presence in primary gateway markets on both coasts to serve the top institutional owners and investors in the industry. The company provides leasing and management services to a diverse portfolio of 330 assets in 24 states and manages an investment portfolio valued at over $6 billion. The combined company is headquartered in Washington, DC with a major presence in Houston, TX. With 600 professionals in 12 regional markets, the merged firm is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.