SOURCE: Meritex

Meritex

March 16, 2011 12:37 ET

Meritex Lenexa Executive Park Subsurface Development Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR® for Superior Energy Efficiency

LENEXA, KS--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, owned and managed by Meritex, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. Meritex scored 96 out of a possible 100 points.

"Meritex is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts and the inherent energy efficiencies of subsurface development," said Bill Seymour, Senior Vice President, "this achievement helps demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship while also providing lower energy costs for our customers."

Commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 

"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR." For more information about ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.

To earn the ENERGY STAR, Meritex engaged engineers to evaluate its facility's electrical and mechanical systems to ensure the strict EPA guidelines were being met and to research and organize the application data for submission to the EPA. Although the underground, by its very nature, is energy efficient and environmentally friendly, high efficiency lighting fixtures and motion-controlled lighting systems are also utilized and monthly inspections are performed to ensure proper operation.

Company Information: Meritex is a private real estate investment and management company that acquires, develops, owns and operates commercial real estate, primarily institutional grade, multi-tenant industrial properties. The Company owns, leases, and manages 7.7 million square feet of commercial real estate in seven markets in the U.S. Its portfolio consists of multi-tenant industrial, office and subsurface industrial properties. The Company's properties are located in Atlanta, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Additional information can be found at the Company's website www.meritex.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bill Seymour
    (913) 888-0601