26 SEPTEMBER 2013
Midway Earns LEED Silver for CityCentre Three
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Building is Recently Debuted Addition to Developer's Acclaimed City Centre District in Houston
HOUSTON, TX — Houston-based Midway, a privately owned, fully integrated real estate development and investment firm, has received LEED Silver certification for CITYCENTRE THREE. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the national benchmark for the design, construction, and operations of high-performance green buildings.
Located at the western gateway of the award winning CITYCENTRE district in west Houston, the project debuted last fall with inaugural tenant, Texas A&M University’s Mays School of Business. The positioning of the structure created a shared plaza area with Hotel Sorella to the east.
Designed by Munoz + Albin, the six-story, Class A building features a total of 124,000 square feet with 17,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Kirksey served as the project architect, and Hoar Construction was the contractor.
Components of the project which led to the certification include:
• The irrigation water use is less than half that for a typical property of the same size.
• All water fixtures are low-flow fixtures, including ‘pint’ urinals, low-flowtoilets and autosensor lavatories.
• Efficient lighting reduces the power density by 15%.
• Energy saving measures included high performance glazing, an efficient HVAC system with dedicated outdoor air and variable frequency drives on air conditioning units and pumps.
• Renewable energy is purchased for 35% of its electricity use.
• Low-emitting paints, adhesives, sealants and composite wood were used to ensure indoor air quality.
• Educational signage informs visitors about the green features.
• Green cleaning strategies are utilized by the janitorial services company.
Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest level of quality, service and value to its clients and investors for more than 45 years. The Midway portfolio of projects completed and/or underway consists of approximately 36 million square feet of properties in 23 states and Northern Mexico ranging from office and industrial facilities, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, business and industrial parks, medical facilities, manufacturing facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Since its inception in 1968, Midway has created projects of distinction, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its investors, clients and local communities. For more information on Midway, visit midwaycompanies.com.
Developed by Midway, CITYCENTRE is a thoughtfully planned and meticulously executed self-contained community of sophisticated retail, elegant dining, Class-A office space, 22 corporate penthouse residences, luxurious brownstones and lofts, upscale apartments and the 255-room Hotel Sorella, a world-class hospitality and conference facility. Surrounded by European-style open-air plazas and beautifully designed green spaces, CITYCENTRE is also home to Life Time Athletic, a state-of-the-art urban fitness facility and spa and Studio Movie Grill, an eight-screen premier cinema. For more information, please visit www.citycentrehouston.com. For more information about Midway, please visit www.midwaycompanies.com.
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 29 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey serves Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Religious, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential markets. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.