83 Park Place Office Building in Clearwater Awarded LEED® Gold Certification
The second office building at Offices at Park Place has earned a LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC. This recognition highlights the ongoing commitment of developer Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. and general contractor The Murray Company to bring environmentally-friendly and cost-saving office space to Pinellas County.
Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 5, 2010
The second office building at Offices at Park Place has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This prestigious recognition highlights the ongoing commitment of developer Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. and general contractor The Murray Companyto bring more healthy, green commercial real estate to the Tampa Bay area.
The two-story, 25,640 sq. ft. office building is located just north of Gulf to Bay (SR 60) and east of US Highway 19 North. It includes a number of green design and construction features to increase energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, including cool roof, insulated windows, efficient MEP systems, low-toxicity and recycled building materials, and maximized exterior views. The efficiencies result in a 29% reduction in energy use, a 35% reduction in potable water use, and a 75% reduction in irrigation water use as compared to the LEED baseline building.
Offices of Park Place is home to two fully leased buildings totaling 50,941 sq. ft. Hallmark’s first building in Offices at Park Place received a LEED Gold Certification in October 2008. Plans are underway for a third LEED building on the site, which will offer an additional 12,348 square feet of Clearwater office space for lease or purchase. Tenants in the complex include TUI Marine, Brown & Brown Insurance, Ultimate Staffing Services and others.
“It is an honor to be recognized again for our efforts to make Pinellas County a desirable place to live and work. We look forward to continuing our commitment to green building in 2011,” said Paul Engelhardt, Vice-President of Hallmark Development.
LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s most energy efficient buildings. It is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance spaces.
About Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc.
Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. is a diversified real estate development firm founded 45 years ago. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space in Florida’s Pinellas County. It owns and operates the Airport Business Center with nearly 140 tenants across the street from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater. In addition, Hallmark manages several other commercial properties, including Roosevelt Lakes Office Park in Feather Sound and Enterprise Office Center in the Countryside area of Pinellas.
About The Murray Company
The Murray Company is a design/build general contractor specializing in office, industrial and healthcare projects throughout the United States. It builds long-lasting relationships with clients by understanding their business and solving their problems. The Murray Company has a motivated and talented team that makes the construction process enjoyable and beneficial for everyone involved.
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