Kilroy Realty Project Earns Leed Silver Certification
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LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2008 – Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC) announced today that the third and final building in its Kilroy Sabre Springs project has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s foremost rating system for designing and constructing the world’s most sustainable energy efficient, and high performance buildings.
Kilroy Sabre Springs is the premier Class “A” office project along the I-15 and SR-56 Corridors. This three-building, 424,559 square foot project is now complete and offers enhanced outdoor areas, work-out facilities, showers and ample covered parking to enrich the daily activities of its tenants. The third of the three six-story office buildings was designed and constructed with responsible environmental and sustainable features. The goal was to achieve LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies; the project exceeded this original goal by achieving Silver certification. It is the first building to be designated LEED Silver for core and shell in San Diego county.
Kilroy Sabre Springs’ certification was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These environmentally friendly features are: water efficiency (more than 40% potable water savings), recycling materials and resources (diverting over 50% of its construction waste), and energy efficiency with a solar reflective roof, efficient mechanical equipment and lighting control; indoor air quality is improved through increased ventilation and using low-emitting materials and a “green” cleaning products janitorial program, processes and equipment.
Kilroy Realty Corporation was able to design this project with the help of architects, Hanna Gabriel Wells; contractor, Reno Contracting, civil engineer, Rick Engineering; and LEED consultant, Drew George Partners.
Kilroy Realty Corporation, a member of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index, is a Southern California-based real estate investment trust active in the office and industrial property sectors. For over 60 years, the company has owned, developed, acquired and managed real estate assets primarily in the coastal regions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Kilroy Realty currently has an in-process development and redevelopment pipeline of approximately 358,000 square feet. At September 30, 2008, the company owned 8.3 million rentable square feet of commercial office space and 3.9 million rentable square feet of industrial space. More information is available at www.kilroyrealty.com.