First Capitol Mall, Class A High Rise to Earn Platinum Certification
Sacramento, CA – Bank of the West Tower announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Platinum under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) category.
Bank of the West Tower, located at 500 Capitol Mall, the premier business address in Sacramento, was developed by Tsakopoulos Investments and completed in 2009. Managed by Tsakopoulos Management Company, LLC, this 26-story, 445,000 square foot landmark building, located on Capitol Mall, offers sweeping 360 degree views from the Sacramento River to the Sierras.
Bank of the West Tower is extremely energy efficient, with a façade clad in polished granite and dual-pane, high-performance glass, designed to maximize the introduction of daylight and reduce solar heat gain. To reach the goal of Platinum certification, additional green features implemented at the property included: low flow water fixtures throughout the building which reduce indoor water usage by 33%, improved green cleaning policies and practices, and implementation of practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Bank of the West Tower earned ENERGY STAR® label in 2014 as well.
“Bank of the West Tower’s LEED Platinum achievement demonstrates to our tenants and prospective tenants, our commitment to managing at the highest standard of excellence. We are proud to provide a high-performance green building, one that promotes a healthier workplace and a more sustainable environment for our tenants and our community,” said owner Angelo G. Tsakopoulos.
The building is 75% leased to a distinguished tenant roster, including CBRE, KPMG, Bank of the West and many prestigious law firms.
Bank of the West Tower obtained recognition with strategies used in all LEED Categories including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design.
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 54,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 10 billion square feet of construction spaces in all 50 states and 135 countries.