SOURCE: Quest Resource Holding Corporation

Quest Resource Holding Corporation

May 10, 2016 07:00 ET

Quest Resource Helps Granite Properties Achieve a LEED® Recertification

Quest Completes Its 65th LEED Certification, Helping Commercial Property Management Companies Achieve Excellence in Energy, Water and Waste Management

THE COLONY, TX --(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC) ("Quest") announced today that it has helped Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment and management company with over 20 million square feet of commercial real estate, in achieving LEED recertification for Granite Park One in Plano, Texas. It is Quest's 65th LEED certification.

Quest helped the 264,000 square feet Class A property achieve LEED silver recertification under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance v3. "LEED continues to be the most widely recognized and used green building program across the country," said Quest Chief Executive Officer, Ray Hatch. "We are pleased to be a part of the Granite Team in helping them achieve their latest LEED recertification."

The LEED project team, comprised of both Granite and Quest, implemented various green building strategies resulting in project highlights such as;

  • WATER PERFORMANCE - Granite uses low-flow water fixtures throughout the building resulting in a 20% reduction in indoor water consumption. The 20% water use reduction is in addition to the over 20% water reduction accomplished in the initial certification.
  • ENERGY PERFORMANCE - The building achieved a prestigious Energy Star rating of 96, which means it is in the top 5% of the most efficient buildings in the country. Greenhouse gas emissions were drastically reduced. In addition to the aggressive energy efficiency improvement programs for the site, Granite Park I chose to offset 25% of electricity emissions by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits. Main lighting fixtures were upgraded to the most efficient T8, 28 watt super-efficient lamps. Air handling units were upgraded to allow for airflow optimization.
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT - Since the building opened, a solid waste management program has been in place with annual goals to increase waste diversion for ongoing consumables and durable goods. During the performance period, tenants diverted over 57% (156,405 lbs.) of waste and recycled 100% of all durable goods and electronics.
  • INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Each project now implements a wide range of green cleaning and integrated pest management practices resulting in improved air quality for building occupants and guests. All Air Handler Units are operated and maintained using the strictest requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Air Quality.

About Quest Resource Holding Corporation

Quest provides businesses with one-stop management programs to reuse, recycle, and dispose of a wide variety of waste streams and recyclables generated by their businesses. Quest's comprehensive reuse, recycling, and proper disposal management programs are designed to enable regional and national customers to have a single point of contact for managing a variety of waste streams and recyclables. Quest also operates environmentally based social media and online data platforms that contain information and instructions necessary to empower consumers and consumer product companies to recycle or properly dispose of household products and materials. Quest's directory of local recycling and proper disposal options empowers consumers directly and enables consumer product companies to empower their customers by giving them the guidance necessary for the proper recycling or disposal of a wide range of household products and materials, including the "why, where, and how" of recycling.

About Granite Properties

Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Since 1991, Granite Properties has acquired or developed more than 20 million square feet of commercial real estate totaling $3.4 billion. With a primary emphasis on office properties and an unusually long-term view, Granite Properties' places a high priority on creating exceptional work environments for its tenants while conserving natural resources. Named a Great Place to Work in 2012 and 2013 by FORTUNE magazine, Granite has built a successful company focused on, and driven by, long-term relationships.

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