Monday, January 4, 2010

Allen Group buildings earn LEED gold

Two speculative industrial buildings in south Dallas developed by The Allen Group have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification.

The designation by the U.S. Green Building Council places the buildings at 4800 and 4900 Langdon Road in the Dallas Logistics Hub among a handful of industrial buildings in North Texas that have achieved LEED certification.

The award cited The Allen Group for efficiency in energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies for the two industrial buildings.

LEED is a certification program for the design, construction and operation of high performance "green" buildings.

The team members responsible for the project include The Allen Group, MYCON General Contractors, 3i Construction LLC, GSO Architects, Bjerke Management Solutions, and LEED Consultant, GGO Architects.

“By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers," Richard Allen, CEO of The Allen Group said in a prepared statement. "They reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community ... These buildings are the first steps toward the company’s goal of creating a truly green and sustainable industrial park standard.”

The Allen Group has the potential to construct 60 million square feet of space within the Dallas Logistics Hub, a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in Southern Dallas County.

Dallas Business Journal

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