In 2009, the building management team began assessing the requirements to have the Pennzoil Place LEED certified. This assessment concluded that most of the building's infrastructure had outlived its useful life. Therefore, in 2010, building owner Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. began funding a program for the building to obtain LEED GOLD Certification and elevate the infrastructure of the building to a level that was superior to any property in the CBD market. More than a $15 million dollars investment, the program has allowed state of the art controls to communicate with new chillers and boilers providing highly controlled comfort levels at low costs to the tenants.
The following projects are representative of the ownership’s commitment to sustainability and its commitment to those goals in efficiency and cost effectiveness going forward.