LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kilroy Realty Company (NYSE: KRC, “Kilroy”) immediately introduced that Certainly Tower in Austin, Texas, has been awarded the highest-level recognition for general sustainability, LEED v4 Platinum certification below the Core & Shell (CS) ranking system created by the U.S. Inexperienced Constructing Council. The achievement positions Certainly Tower because the second-largest LEED v4 CS challenge in america and the fifth-largest LEED v4 CS challenge globally.
Designed by Web page, a world design and structure agency, Certainly Tower, a ±730,000 sq. foot property occupying a whole metropolis block, is presently Austin’s tallest workplace constructing, rising 36 tales. Kilroy’s $580 million acquisition of Certainly Tower made headlines in June of 2021 as the biggest workplace transaction within the metropolis’s latest historical past. It additionally marked the beginning of strategic growth for the corporate, which presently has about ±$3 billion of growth initiatives below building and has been contemplating the Austin area for a number of years.
KILROY IS SETTING THE NEW STANDARD IN SUSTAINABILITY
Kilroy has amassed far-reaching recognition as North America’s chief in sustainable actual property growth. The corporate constantly outperforms ESG benchmarks and has held prime honors during the last eight years among the many world’s most accredited organizations and rating techniques (ENERGY STAR, GRESB, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Bloomberg Gender Equality World Index, USGBC, Local weather Registry, NAREIT). As pioneers in making a extra sustainable actual property trade, Kilroy turned the primary North American REIT to commit to impartial carbon operations and efficiently achieved this bold objective in 2020. Moreover, the corporate’s portfolio encompasses extra designated Fitwel buildings than another group outdoors of the U.S. Authorities.
Given Kilroy’s profound dedication to scale back its portfolio’s environmental and social impacts, Certainly Tower’s sustainable design was an instrumental consideration to the corporate’s funding thesis.
“Certainly Tower demonstrates the profitable mix of nice design with bold sustainability targets,” stated John Kilroy, Chairman and CEO of Kilroy, “As North America’s chief in sustainable actual property, the property embodies Kilroy’s unwavering dedication to resilient and sustainable office environments.”
INDEED TOWER’S SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
LEED is the world’s most generally utilized inexperienced constructing ranking system. LEED CS is the certification for the core and shell of the constructing together with the encircling web site, and Platinum is the very best stage of certification a constructing could obtain. LEED v4 is designed to up the ante, taking a extra performance-based method to design, operations, and upkeep that requires measurable outcomes all through a challenge’s life cycle. Thus far, Certainly Tower is one in every of 28 initiatives globally to earn LEED v4 Platinum CS and one in every of three based mostly within the U.S.
Certainly Tower is a resilient property confirmed not solely by LEED, but additionally by Austin Power Inexperienced Constructing’s stringent 4-star ranking and Fitwel’s pending 1-star certification, which acknowledges the challenge’s methods to advance public well being and tenant well-being.
The property accommodates two distinct formations. The japanese portion of the constructing options high-performance glazing, and the western portion is clad in glass sunshades to scale back peak warmth achieve and glare. In the meantime, the workplace flooring embrace intentionally proportioned flooring plates to maximise house planning, penetration of pure mild, and views.
Different sustainable highlights at Certainly Tower embrace:
- 46% of web site integrates open house via terraces, giant city plaza, and structured parking
- 85% rainwater administration onsite
- 100% out of doors water use from non-potable sources
- Designed to scale back annual vitality prices by 14%, reduce down peak vitality use by 21.6%, and offset 100% of core & shell energy with offsite renewables
- 30% discount of potable water via low stream plumbing fixtures and ENERGY STAR home equipment, with 1.5 million gallons saved yearly
- 20% discount of embodied carbon via reuse of current construction and different materials design optimizations
- Surrounding panorama: 75% native vegetation, 25% drought-tolerant tailored vegetation alongside preservation of a heritage purple oak
“As we develop inside our areas and different markets, we consider it’s vitally vital to develop and construct upon our sustainability targets,” says Jasmine Lomax, Supervisor of Sustainability and Company Social Duty at Kilroy. “Kilroy is consistently researching, evolving, and sharing our applications to serve our communities higher and positively impression the environments at a public scale. In fact, the tip objective is to scale back or get rid of the adverse impacts on the surroundings, but additionally encourage others to do the identical.”
Certainly Tower is situated within the coronary heart of Austin’s quickly rising central enterprise district at 200 West Sixth Road, spanning a full metropolis block and surrounded by an abundance of city facilities. The Class-AA trophy tower contains 21 flooring of workplace house with panoramic views, 12 ranges of above-grade parking, and 5 ranges of below-grade parking. The challenge additionally contains ±35,000 sq. ft of adaptive-reused historic Claudia Taylor Johnson submit workplace constructing and 17,000 sq. ft of out of doors inexperienced house.
The property is presently 57% leased with workplace tenants, together with Austin-based job search firm Certainly.com, the constructing’s anchor tenant; Brown Advisory, Inc.; Heritage Title Firm of Austin, Inc. and Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Certainly Tower was developed by Trammell Crow Firm and Principal Actual Property Traders. Extra challenge companions embrace DPR Building (basic contractor), Stantec & LandDev Consulting (civil engineer), Campbell Panorama Structure, Ten Eyck Panorama Architects, Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP engineer), and Thornton Tomasetti (structural engineer).
Kilroy Realty Company (NYSE: KRC, the “firm”, “Kilroy”) is a number one U.S. landlord and developer, with operations in San Diego, Higher Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Space, the Pacific Northwest and Austin, Texas. The corporate has earned world recognition for sustainability, constructing operations, innovation, and design. As pioneers and innovators within the creation of a extra sustainable actual property trade, the corporate’s method to trendy enterprise environments helps drive creativity and productiveness for a number of the world’s main know-how, leisure, life science and enterprise companies corporations.
Kilroy is a publicly traded actual property funding belief (“REIT”) and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index with greater than seven a long time of expertise growing, buying, and managing workplace, life science and mixed-use initiatives.
As of June 30, 2021, Kilroy’s stabilized portfolio totaled roughly 14.2 million sq. ft of primarily workplace and life science house that was 91.8% occupied and 93.6% leased. The corporate additionally had greater than 1,000 residential items in Hollywood and San Diego, which had a quarterly common occupancy of 71.9%. As well as, Kilroy had seven in-process growth initiatives with an estimated whole funding of $2.9 billion, totaling roughly 3.4 million sq. ft of workplace and life science house. The workplace and life science house was 57% leased, which included the June graduation of the KOP 2 challenge.
A Chief in Sustainability and Dedication to Company Social Duty
Kilroy is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and has been acknowledged by trade organizations world wide. Kilroy’s stabilized portfolio was 74% LEED licensed, 42% Fitwel licensed, the very best of any non-government group, and 72% of eligible properties have been ENERGY STAR licensed as of June 30, 2021.
The corporate has been acknowledged by GRESB, the International Actual Property Sustainability Benchmark, because the listed sustainability chief within the Americas for six of the final seven years. Different honors have included the Nationwide Affiliation of Actual Property Funding Belief’s (NAREIT) Chief within the Mild award for six consecutive years and ENERGY STAR Associate of the 12 months for eight years in addition to ENERGY STAR’s highest honor of Sustained Excellence, for the previous six years.
An enormous a part of the corporate’s basis is its dedication to enhancing worker development, satisfaction and wellness whereas sustaining a various and thriving tradition. For the second 12 months in a row, the corporate has been named to Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index—recognizing corporations dedicated to supporting gender equality via coverage growth, illustration, and transparency. Extra info is offered at http://www.kilroyrealty.com.
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