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Browner Recognizes Some of Nation's Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Release Date: 03/28/2000
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One hundred of the nation's most energy-efficient office buildings will receive the first ENERGY STAR label for buildings from EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today in New York City.  Through Energy Star programs, EPA and DOE are offering innovative ways for commercial and industrial property owners and managers to improve energy performance, reduce pollution and significantly improve their bottom line.

"The Clinton-Gore Administration believes that a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand," Browner said, " and every one of the buildings on today's list demonstrates that energy efficiency is good for the environment and good for business."

"The federal government is embracing the Energy Star Buildings program," added Deputy Secretary of Energy T. J. Glauthier. "Eighteen of the 100 buildings we are honoring today are federal buildings, reflecting a strong move by the federal government to upgrade its buildings and earn the Energy Star label."  A recent study of participants in the Energy Star program found that energy-efficient lighting upgrades in 1200 businesses increased their total net worth by $2.5 billion. Half the upgrades paid for themselves through reduced energy costs in an average of less than three and a half years. Additionally, EPA estimates that if all commercial and industrial building owners implemented ENERGY STAR Buildings, they would yield pollution reductions equivalent to those that would be produced by taking 25 million cars off the road.

Today's ceremony, jointly organized by EPA, DOE, and the Real Estate Roundtable, is a collaboration between the federal government and senior members of the real estate community. Douglas Durst, President of the Durst Organization, will host the event at his Four Times Square Building, which has been cited by many well known environmental organizations for its state-of-the-art energy efficient features. The Real Estate Roundtable actively involves America's leading public and private real estate owners, advisors, builders, investors, lenders and managers on key tax, capital and credit, environmental and technology issues in Washington.

Some of the buildings recognized today were engineered and constructed with energy efficiency in mind; however, others achieved energy efficiency through renovations such as investments in energy-efficient lighting, machinery, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment.

In 1998, EPA and DOE unveiled the Energy Star label for buildings to recognize and promote excellence in strategic energy management, smart business practices, and environmental responsibility. Today, nearly 5,500 companies and public and private organizations have committed to improving their overall energy management by linking up with Energy Star. Their buildings represent 15 percent of all U.S. commercial and industrial building space. Building managers can use EPA and DOE's unique online bench marking tool to compare the energy use of their buildings with others in the market. Buildings scoring 75 or better on the 100-point scale are eligible to receive the Energy Star label.

For further information on the Energy Star label for buildings visit: www.energstar.gov or call Sol Salinas at 202-564-9420(e-mail: salinas.sol@epa.gov) The list of 100 buildings is attached to this release.


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The First 100 Buildings to earn the Energy Star Label:

Ridgehaven Green Building
City of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Lockheed Martin SLRC
Orlando, FL

Occidental Chemical Center
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Niagara Falls, NY

Landmark II
Douglas, Emmett Realty Fund 1995
Los Angeles, CA

Plaza Tower
Amerimar Realty, Denver Stellar
Associates LP
Denver, CO

Centex Building
Harwood Pacific Corporation
Dallas, TX

Foley Square Office Building
U.S. General Services Administration
New York, NY

Denver Place North/South Towers
Amerimar Realty, Denver Place Associates
LP
Denver, CO

2800 28th Street
Arden Realty LP
Santa Monica, CA

2000 Bering Office Building
Tarantino Properties, 2000 Bering Ltd
Houston, TX

6310 San Vicente
Douglas, Emmett & Company
Los Angeles, CA

One State Street
Hines
Hartford, CT

Johns Manville Plaza
The Prudential Insurance Company of
America
Denver, CO

Twenty Commerce Drive
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Cranford, NJ

1811 Bering Drive
Tarantino Properties
Houston, TX

International Finance Corporation
Prentiss Properties
Washington, DC

Perimeter Center South
Equity Office Properties
Atlanta, GA

Independence Plaza
Amstar Group Limited
Denver, CO

Skyview 6033
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

BellSouth City Center
BellSouth Telecommunications Inc.
Birmingham, AL

Imperial Bank Tower
Arden Realty Inc.
San Diego, CA

Appraisers Building
U.S. General Services Administration
San Francisco, CA

Carrara Place
Prentiss Properties Acquisition Partners LP
Greenwood Village, CO

50 United Nations Plaza
U.S. General Services Administration
San Francisco, CA

Bristol Plaza
Arden Realty Inc.
Culver City, CA

Crown Cabot
Arden Realty Inc.
Laguna Niguel, CA

220b Woodland Falls
Prentiss Properties
Cherry Hill, NJ

Woodland Falls I
Prentiss Properties
Cherry Hill, NJ

10 Lake Center Executive Park
Prentiss Properties
Marlton, NJ

200a Woodland Falls
Prentiss Properties
Cherry Hill, NJ

South Bay Centre
Arden Realty Inc.
Gardena, CA

100 Broadway
Arden Realty Inc.
Long Beach, CA

Enron Headquarters
Brazos Office Holdings LP
Houston, TX

Norwest Center
Hines, NWC LP
Minneapolis, MN

8383 Wilshire Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA

Century Park Center 9911
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

The New Wilshire
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

100 Oceangate Tower
Arden Realty Inc.
Long Beach, CA

5000 Spring Street
Arden Realty Inc.
Long Beach, CA

Ralph Metcalfe Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Chicago, IL

Huntington Building
Hines, Huntington Bank
Cleveland, OH

Qwest Tower
Mile High Properties, Antelope Company
Denver, CO

9100 Wilshire Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA

Lambert Office Plaza
Arden Realty Inc.
Brea, CA

16735 Von Karman Corporate Plaza
Arden Realty Inc.
Irvine, CA

16715 Von Karman Corporate Plaza
Arden Realty Inc.
Irvine, CA

1950 Sawtelle Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Camarillo Business Center
Arden Realty Inc.
Camarilo, CA

Franklin Square
Hines, Franklin Associates LP
Washington, DC

U.S. Custom House
U.S. General Services Administration
Philadelphia, PA

Comerical Tower at Detroit Center
Hines, Comerica Tower at Detroit Center
Detroit, MI

Clarendon Crest
Arden Realty Inc.
Woodland Hills, CA

Piper Jaffray Plaza
Hines, Port Authority of St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

South Bay Tech.
Arden Realty Inc.
Torrance, CA

625 The City
Arden Realty Inc.
Orange, CA

Orange Financial Center
Arden Realty Inc.
Orange, CA

10350 Santa Monica Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

10780 Santa Monica Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

10351 Santa Monica Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

2730 Wilshire Boulevard
Arden Realty Inc.
Santa Monica, CA

7575 San Felipe
Prentiss Properties Acquisition Partners LP
Houston, TX

One Westchase Center
Prentiss Properties Acquisition Partners LP
Houston, TX

AEGON Center
Hines, 200 Block CHC LP
Louisville, KY

California Twin Towers
Arden Realty Inc.
Bakersfield, CA

Parkway Center
Arden Realty Inc.
Burbank, CA

1000 Los Angeles Corporate Center
Arden Realty Inc.
Montery Park, CA

Noble Professional Center
Arden Realty Inc.
Sherman Oaks, CA

Skyview 6053
Arden Realty Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Paul Findley Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Springfield, IL

A. Maceo Smith Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Dallas, TX

Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Fort Worth, TX

U.S. Bank Place
Hines, 601 Second Avenue LP
Minneapolis, MN

600 Thirteenth Street
Hines, DIFA
Washington, DC

Continental Grand Plaza
Arden Realty Inc.
El Segundo, CA

Two Shell Plaza
Hines, Louisiana/Walker Limited and AV America
Grundbesitzverwaltungesellschaft mbH Co.
Houston, TX

North Regional Courthouse
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Deerfield Beach, FL

Huntington Center
Hines, Huntington Center Associates
Columbus, OH

Danville Federal Building & U.S. Court House
U.S. General Services Administration
Danville, IL

Quincy SSA District Office Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Quincy, IL

TSB
Denver, CO

North Park Central Office Tower
Jones Lang LaSalle, North Park Central,
VEF II. LP
Dallas, TX

The Denver Post Tower
Equity Office Properties Trust
Denver, CO

Emigrant Savings Bank
New York City, NY

Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
U.S. General Services Administration
Davenport, IA

225 West Wacker
Hines, National Office Partners LP
Chicago, IL

Howell Corporation Building
Hines, Chase Bank of Texas
Houston, TX

Alton Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
U.S. General Services Administration
Alton, IL

East St. Louis Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
East St. Louis, IL

Kenneth Gray Federal Building & U.S.
Courthouse
U.S. General Services Administration
Benton, IL

Mt. Vernon Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Mt. Vernon, IL

Carbondale Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Carbondale, IL

Courthouse Annex
Boulder County
Boulder, CO

One Shell Plaza
Hines, AV America
Grundbesitzverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH Co.
Houston, TX

100 Broadway
Arden Realty Inc.
Long Beach, CA

Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
U.S. General Services Administration
Duluth, MN

1133 Sixth Avenue
The Durst Organization
New York, NY

J.M. Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. General Services Administration
New Orleans, LA

G.T. "Mickey" Leland Federal Building
U.S. General Services Administration
Houston, TX

Two Twenty Two Berkeley Hines
Two Twenty Two Berkeley Venture
Boston, MA

Lausche State Office Building
Ohio Building Authority
Cleveland, OH