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Manhattan project earns top green accolade

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) has named Energy Center I and II, constructed by Manhattan Construction Co., as the 2009 Green Project Landmark Award winner. This award is the organization’s top recognition for sustainable construction.  Manhattan Construction, built the project for client, Trammell Crow Co.

Located within Houston’s Energy Corridor, the 644,000 square foot Energy Center I and II project included two 13-story structures and an eight-story parking garage. A few sustainable building techniques for this project included optimizing the HVAC systems, adding high performance glass, using low-VOC materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures and non-chemical, pulsed-power system to treat condenser water.

Energy Center I has earned LEED Silver certification and Energy Center II is LEED Registered seeking LEED Gold certification.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.