July 30, 2019
The Bank of America Tower, formerly the Capitol Tower, located in downtown Houston, Texas, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Platinum certification for Core and Shell by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The LEED v4 Platinum for Core and Shell designation is one of the first in the United States and the highest scoring in the world. Environmental features of the structure include daylight harvesting technology, a 40 percent parking reduction, tenant metering, alternative vehicle charging stations, and a rainwater collecting façade system.
The Bank of America Tower is a 35-story AA class office building designed by Gensler. A key feature of the building is the triple-height lobby/public indoor plaza containing a food court and a social stair. The plaza connects five existing below-grade tunnel connections from adjacent buildings. Atop the 1360-car parking garage, a roof garden on the 12th floor features native plantings that help manage stormwater runoff.
Skanska was the developer and general contractor (GC) on the project with Walter P Moore as structural, civil, parking, and traffic engineer and OJB was landscape architect.
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