Vision Properties and Childress Klein announced today that One Wells Fargo Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the foremost measure of environmental sustainability, providing independent verification of operations and maintenance practices that result in healthy, resource-efficient, high-performing buildings.
“We are extremely proud to have attained LEED Gold certification. It is a tangible sign of our commitment to ensuring One Wells Fargo Center remains the premier office building in Charlotte,” stated Anthony Arena, Partner of Vision Properties which serves as asset manager for One Wells Fargo Center. “This is one more step we’ve taken on behalf of ownership to provide features and services that enhance the productivity and well-being of our tenants while reducing the environmental impact of our operations.”
One Wells Fargo Center achieved LEED Gold certification by implementing a comprehensive set of strategies designed to improve building performance, reduce waste, and increase occupant comfort. This was accomplished through property upgrades such as new low-flow restroom fixtures, high-efficiency lighting in public spaces and dimmable lighting with occupancy sensors in the parking deck, along with new management practices including expanded recycling programs and use of more environmentally-friendly products. As a result, energy and water use has been reduced by over 15%.
“Childress Klein is honored to support building ownership’s vision for the highest standards of property management and tenant service,” stated David Pitser, Office Partner and Director of Property Management at Childress Klein. “Making the investments needed for LEED Gold Certification demonstrates a genuine commitment to the best interests of our occupants, community and environment.