Texas’ greenest K-12 school Monarch School celebrates Earth Day 2012 by earning its second ENERGY STAR certification
Today, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program awarded The Monarch School’s Chrysalis building – Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school – with the building’s second ENERGY STAR label for scoring a 94 out of 100 because of its exemplary green building operations.
Since 1999, only 5,629 ENERGY STAR labels have been awarded to the nation’s 130,000+ K-12 schools. 559 (10%) of these ENERGY STAR certifications have been awarded in 2012 alone, 22 of which are in Texas.
With Chrysalis 2012 label, The Monarch School joins only three other 2012 ENERGY STAR award-winning schools or districts in Texas. More—>
GREEN POWER 4 TEXAS helps The Monarch School’s Chrysalis become 1st K-12 School in Texas & 2nd in U.S. to win 2011 ENERGY STAR label
Today, just before a possible government shutdown, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program awarded The Monarch School’s Chrysalis building – Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school – with the first 2011 ENERGY STAR label by a K-12 school in Texas, & the second K-12 school in the United States to earn the 2011 ENERGY STAR building certification for exemplary green building operations.
This award was a natural, but hard-earned follow through by the school after its rare “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” (DEES) certification for exemplary design back in 2009. Monarch’s Chrysalis is one of very few DEES recipients in history to earn the ongoing ENERGY STAR label. More—>
The Monarch School celebrated as Finalist in ULI Houston’s Development of Distinction Awards
Tonight, hundreds of Houston’s real estate professionals gathered with the Urban Land Institute to celebrate 2010’s Developments of Distinction.
The Monarch School – Texas’ healthiest, most sustainable K-12 school among 10,000+ other schools was recognized for its design leadership with Winners: Brays Crossing developed by New Hope Housing, Capitol Oaks developed by InTown Homes, Children’s Museum of Houston Renovation developed by the Children’s Museum of Houston; and Finalists: Greenway Plaza owned by Crescent, Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land developed by City of Sugar Land, BP Helios Plaza developed by BP America; Honorable Mentions: Memorial Park, Living Bridge owned by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, & The Terraces developed by Kaldis Development Interests. More—>
HowToPlatinum.com: Momentum Bay® Helps Texas-based Jacob White Achieve Triple LEED® Platinum, Like Hines & Adobe
In November 2010, three of Jacob White’s real estate developments achieved LEED Platinum certification, ranking Jacob White as one of only three private developers, owners and/or managers in the world to have earned three or more Platinum certifications, alongside Hines and Adobe.
Headquartered just south of Houston, Texas since 1992, Jacob White is one of world’s leading sustainable real estate innovators, providing integrated, healthy, high performance green building development, design, construction and management. MORE—>
Today, Jacob White demonstrated its commitment to a healthy, sustainable Texas by submitting its application to join the EPA’s Green Power Partnership as well as its elite Leadership Club & 100% Purchasers group. Jacob White’s expertise lies in healthy, energy efficient, resource efficient high-performance green buildings, including “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR,” ENERGY STAR labeled, & LEED certified green buildings.
2011 Follow Up: By 2011, Jacob White’s commitment in killowatt-hours has more than doubled, and it has expanded from only offsite utility green power to include onsite vertical axis wind turbines at its LEED Platinum certified Texas headquarters.
Hines wins EPA Award ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year 2009
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program presented Hines with one of its highest honors again—the Sustained Excellence in Energy Management Partner of the Year Award. This award attests to Hines’ extraordinary accomplishments in 2008, but two achievements in particular.
First, roughly ten Hines developments earned the “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” designation.
And, second, Hines labeled in one calendar year over 100 commercial office buildings representing over 55 million square feet, which equals one out of every nine square feet of office space in the United States that earned the ENERGY STAR label in 2008.
Hines had also won the “Partner of the Year” award in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
In 2008, Momentum Bay’s Founder Mark Robinson was honored to serve as Hines’ first Sustainability Manager. In this role, Robinson helped Hines strategize, implement and articulate both corporate sustainability and sustainable real estate strategies that earned employees’, clients’ and competitors’ attention, with awards like ENERGY STAR’s “Partner of the Year” award. More—>
Houston’s Green Bank N.A. new headquarters wins LEED Gold
Today, Green Bank, N.A. (formerly Redstone Bank) lived up to its name when it received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for its new sustainably designed community bank headquarters at 4000 Greenbriar in Houston, Texas.
Since 2005, Momentum Bay’s Mark Robinson served as the green business, green building & green energy advisor to Chairman Manny Mehos and CEO/President Bob New, Jr. Momentum Bay’s team provided sustainability consulting that included executive coaching & staff training, competitive analysis, LEED consulting, green power, rebranding, website design & development, speech writing, accolades & more.
This award independently audits & certifies Green Bank’s & the Momentum Bay team’s hard work, leadership & savings for the bank’s clients & community. MORE—>
2010 Update: Nearly 100 other Texas bank projects were pursuing LEED certification by early 2010.
HinesREIT awarded highest honor as greenest REIT in world
Today, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and ENERGY STAR® awarded Hines REIT and its sponsor, Hines, with the highest honor (Gold) in this year’s “Leaders in the Light” Awards.
This award positions Hines as the leading owner, developer and property manager of green office buildings in the United States.
In 2008, Momentum Bay’s Founder Mark Robinson was honored to serve as Hines’ first Sustainability Manager. In this role, Robinson helped Hines strategize, implement and articulate both corporate sustainability and sustainable real estate strategies that earned employees’, clients’ and competitors’ attention, with awards like the “Leader in the Light” award. More—>
Momentum Bay recognized as one of two Houston-area EPA Green Power Leaders
Today, the EPA Green Power Partnership extended membership in its Green Power Leadership Club to Momentum Bay for exemplary green power procurement. While Momentum Bay is one of only two Houston-area companies that has committed to purchasing 100% green power, Texas ranks as the state with the most EPA Green Power Leaders – nearly three times any other state.
One Momentum Bay team member offered, “Most Americans wouldn’t rank Texas as the most environmentally friendly state. But, we are in many ways – wind power generation and electricity choice by businesses. That’s encouraging.” More—>