Post from Dallas Business Journal
Design and engineering firm Huitt-Zollars Inc. has gone above and beyond in its green efforts.
Huitt-Zollars moved its headquarters in 2010 to the 361,524-square-foot 17Seventeen McKinney office tower in Dallas. The 19-story building already has Gold LEED certification.
Huitt-Zollars has taken the added step of pursuing platinum interiors certification for the 40,281 square feet it has leased.
Key Players: Bonnie O’Brien, Huitt-Zollars Inc., tenant; JoRayne “J.R.” Tomlinson, vice president, Jackson Cooksey, broker representative; Jim Kirchhoff, Granite Properties, landlord/owner, broker; Kathryn Hampton, Hampton-Design, architecture, interior design; Karen Wade, Andrews Kurth, attorneys; Robert Jimenez, leasing representative, Jason Burke, project manager, Granite Properties.
General Datatech LP was specific in its goal to turn 999 Metro Media Place into an updated, energy efficient headquarters.
General Datatech purchased the two-story, 70,000-square-foot building in 2009, and then added about 30,000 square feet. It renovated the exterior and interior, replaced the parking lot and landscaping and took steps to meet Gold LEED standards.
The green features include eight underground tanks to capture water for irrigation, quality air control measures and renewable solar energy panels installed on the warehouse. General Datatech also performed energy modeling to eliminate toxic materials on the interior. The site was built in 1959 to house Foremost Dairy and had been vacant for several years.
Key Players: J.W. Roberts, president, General Datatech, buyer; David Cooke, Stream Realty Partners, broker; Gregory Cannon, senior vice president, broker; Edwin Smith, Edwin Brantley Smith & Associates, architecture, interior design; Richard Guyer, general contractor; Terry Pascarelli, Facility Performance Associates.