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Capitol Tower Capitol Tower will use 25% less energy than typical baseline facilities.

HOUSTON—When Capitol Tower rises on the city skyline in 2019, it will be the most sustainable office tower in Houston, using 25% less energy than typical baseline facilities. Pre-certified under LEED v4 Platinum, one of only four core and shell projects nationwide, this sustainable office development will feature a number of green amenities, including the first and largest green roof in downtown open to all building tenants.

Irrigated by a 50,000-gallon rainwater harvest cistern, the green roof at Capitol Tower also showcases developer Skanska USA’s commitment to green with a design that mitigates the urban heat island effect and keeps all rainwater on site. It features a fully automated smart irrigation system to detect rainfall and soil moisture.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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