The 35-year-old Bank of America Plaza is the first property from commercial real estate company Behringer Harvard to achieve certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the story stated.
Dallas, TX-based Behringer Harvard projects the improvements made to qualify for certification will yield roughly $200,000 in annual savings and the entire process will pay for itself in about four months, the story noted.
Through retrofits, Bank of America Plaza has drastically reduced operating expenses, including saving 1.5 million gallons of water a year and reducing the amount of trash that ends up in landfills, the story added.
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