Green Bank Headquarters
Gold - LEED for New Construction (2008) Well-known for sustainability, Green Bank created its headquarters in Houston, Texas, as a reflection of the company’s commitment to integrating environmental, economical, and social responsibility. Green Bank is instituting policies that preserve resources and create less waste and they reward customers who employ similar practices. The project’s design offers daylight and views balanced with good acoustics--as the site faces a freeway. Additional green building strategies include purchase of 100% green power, over 30% water savings, zero use of potable water for irrigation, and more than 85% of construction waste was diverted or recycled. These features culminated in the project’s achievement of a LEED-Gold certification.