Burton Construction Grows Its LEED-Certified Portfolio

The company's LEED-certified projects include Det Norske Veritas, Oak Park Plaza and Altus Baytown Diagnostic Center.
One Grove Street, Houston, Texas
One Grove Street, Houston, Texas

Houston—One Grove Street, Burton Construction’s 626,378-square-foot, 17-story, Class A office tower in Houston’s Upper Kirby district, was awarded LEED Gold certification.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and it influences others to do better,” Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO of USGBC, said in a prepared statement. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Burton Construction demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification.”

The building is part of the Kirby Grove mixed-use environment, which also includes Levy Park, another Burton Construction redevelopment project. One Grove Street features ten levels of integrated parking, ground floor retail space and 250,000 square feet of office space.

The development achieved LEED certification for the implementation of practical and measurable strategies and solutions that boosted the asset’s performance, turning it into a sustainable site development through water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality. One Grove Street’s LEED project team consisted of Rennell Associates, Kirksey Architecture, TCI, Midway and Muñoz + Albin Architecture & Planning.

Aside from One Grove Street, several other Burton Construction developments have received LEED certification. The 96,000-square-foot Det Norske Veritas Class A office building and the 25,000-square-foot Altus Baytown Diagnostic Center are LEED Gold-certified due to their core, shell and tenant interiors. Also, the 60,000-square-foot Oak Park Plaza office building in the Westchase district is LEED Silver.

Images via Kirby Grove’s Facebook Page