When it comes to sustainability, what’s on the inside counts as much as on the outside - at least when it comes to a Texas oil company’s Dallas offices.
When it comes to sustainability, what’s on
the inside counts as much as on the outside - at least when it comes to a Texas
oil company’s offices.
Hunt Oil Co.’s Dallas headquarters have
earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver rating for
The building earned the certification
from the U.S. Green Building Council after meeting its criteria for water use,
energy efficiency, indoor air quality and design innovations.
Ben Tyner, Hunt Oil’s building
operations manager, said the company always wanted an efficient, healthy structure.
“As an energy company, creating a
LEED-certified work environment was a conscious decision we made during the
design phase,” he said. “Receiving LEED-silver certification is a great
accomplishment for the company and demonstrates our sensitivity to a number of
environmental issues we face today.”
Hunt Oil officials said 20 percent of
the building’s materials contain recycled content, it uses 23 percent less
water than comparable structures and its mechanical systems include monitors to
ensure good IAQ.
Oil building earns LEED rating
March 4, 2009