CITGO Headquarters Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification
Dec 1, 2011
HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2011 – The CITGO Petroleum Corporation headquarters building on Eldridge Parkway, in the Energy Corridor area of West Houston, has received LEED Gold Certification for an Existing Building (EB) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The 249,399 sq.-ft. Class A office building was developed by Trammell Crow Company in 1998. CITGO implemented many green actions to achieve the Gold Certification and work along side with the property’s management firm, CBRE, to accomplish the sustainable achievement.
“CITGO believes in operating its business as a good steward of the environment and serving as a guardian of natural resources, according to one of our company values, in line with the principles of our shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” said Dennis Calhoun, CITGO General Manager Health, Safety and Environmental Protection.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the USGBC and provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2010 revenue). The Company has approximately 31,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.
About CITGO Petroleum Corporation
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.citgo.com