HOUSTON – Planning Design Research has become the first Houston workplace to earn the prestigious LEED CI (Commercial Interior Design and Construction) Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council program’s highest classification.
Located in the 40-story Two Houston Center in dontown Houston, PDR is the tower’s first tenant to earn LEED certification.
LEED CI is the U.S. Green Building Council’s green benchmark for the tenant improvement market. According to the USGBC, LEED CI stands as the recognized system for certifying high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work, are less costly to operate and maintain, and have a reduced environmental footprint.
Highlights of the achievement include:
- 94% of PDR’s regularly occupied spaces are day lit;
- 92% of its regularly occupied seats have a direct view to the outside;
- 78% of construction waste from its build out was diverted from the landfill; and
- 56% of materials used in the PDR workplace were manufactured regionally.