Three Eldridge Place is a 303,166-square-foot office building in the Houston Energy Corridor. According to Citybiz: Three Eldridge Place is a 13-story, 303,166-square-foot office building, the third and final property in the Eldridge Place office development. Behringer Harvard acquired One Eldridge Place and Two Eldridge Place in November 2006. The Dallas-based REIT acquired the land for Three Eldridge Place in April 2008 and construction was completed in November 2009.
Similar to the LEED rating system for buildings, the Greenroads rating system was created at the University of Washington and measures sustainability features in roadway design, said Walter P. Moore engineer Camilo Daza, who expects the Bagby Street project to be certified at the silver level.
In addition to improving the pedestrian experience through Midtown with well-placed wider sidewalks, including a shaded boardwalk between Gray and Hadley, the Bagby Street design includes a series of rain gardens, special street-side landscaping features that will help filter storm water runoff, Daza said.
From the Houston Business Journal:
The office building at 717 Texas in downtown Houston has become the first Texas skyscraper to achieve LEED Platinum certification for existing buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council.The 33-story tower owned by Hines was the first downtown office building to receive LEED certification from the council when it was awarded a Silver certification in early 2009.Houston-based Hines made additional sustainable upgrades to the 696,000-square-foot building and sought recertification as LEED Platinum. Hines was successful in earning the designation with the help of Houston architecture firm Kirksey.Improvements from the building’s previous Silver certification included an Energy Star rating boost; increased waste diversion rates; further reductions in potable water use inside the building; zero potable water use for exterior landscaping; and improvements in green cleaning products and practices.