Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Earns ENERGY STAR® Certification
Iconic JLL-managed building receives U.S. EPA designation for superior energy performance.
JLL announced that Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance. Located at 6400 Fannin St., Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza is a 510,000 square-foot, Class AA medical office tower in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
ENERGY STAR®-certified buildings are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that considers occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR® is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on verified energy performance.
“Achieving an ENERGY STAR certification is a culmination of dedicated work and strategy by our Asset Management team and our property management partners,” said Elena Alschuler, Americas Head of Sustainability at LaSalle Investment Management, the owner of Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza. “Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza is a marquee asset in our portfolio, and a shining example of what long-term, focused capital planning and management can achieve when clear goals of creating a more sustainable, efficient building are present at the outset.”
2022 marks the first year since 2014 that medical buildings were able to be considered for the ENERGY STAR® certification. Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza earned an impressive score of 97 indicating this building’s superior performance compared to its peers. This award adds to the property’s other accomplishments of LEED GOLD O+M v4.1 Existing Building, and Well HSR (Health and Safety Rating).
“We’re honored that the ENERGY STAR® certification has been achieved at Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza and appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in its efficient operation,” said Kirk O’Neal, Associate VP at Memorial Hermann Health System, the largest tenant in the building. “Being efficient with our energy usage is just one of the ways we show our community we care, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.”
Senior General Manager Karen Tucker, LEED AP O+M, and GGP of JLL directs property management for the asset.
“We are committed to helping our clients and their tenants make measurable progress in their carbon footprints and ESG goals,” said Connie O’Murray, JLL’s Managing Director of Property Management in Houston. “We are especially excited to achieve this significant recognition on one of the largest medical office properties in the USA, located in Houston’s world renowned Texas Medical Center.”
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