January 13, 2015
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Transwestern’s Austin office today announced 13 of its managed office properties received the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® designation. The Austin buildings, which total 1.5 million square feet, received an average ENERGY STAR rating of 86 with five buildings receiving ratings between 90 and 96. The buildings include 811 Barton, Canyon Hills Office Center, Cityview Center, Cityview I-III, Domain Gateway, Great Hills Plaza, Las Cimas IV, Overwatch, Park Centre, Riata Gateway, and Travis Oaks at Southwest Parkway. Transwestern provides third-party management services for the buildings on behalf of eight institutional and private owners.
“Transwestern is well-known for its commitment to sustainability and energy conservation,” said Robert Gaston, executive vice president and city leader for Transwestern Central Texas. “With 13 buildings receiving the designation, Transwestern successfully shepherded more office buildings through the ENERGY STAR rating process in 2014 than any other property management company in Austin.”
Transwestern has a long, successful history of operating some of the most energy-efficient commercial buildings in the country. One of the first in the industry to make sustainable building operations an integral part of its platform, Transwestern has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2002. The company was recognized in 2004 and 2005 as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and in 2006 through 2014 as a Sustained Excellence recipient – the first third-party commercial real estate services provider to achieve both designations. In addition, Transwestern is a Platinum member of the U.S. Green Building Council and partners with the Department of Energy and the White House for the Better Buildings Challenge.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. As a member of the Transwestern family of companies, the firm capitalizes on market insights and operational expertise of independent affiliates specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 38 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit transwestern.com and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern and @TranswesternATX.