“CITGO believes in operating its business as a good steward of the environment and serving as a guardian of natural resources,” says CITGO spokesperson.
The CITGO Petroleum Corp. headquarters building on Eldridge Parkway, in the Energy Corridor area of West Houston, has received LEED Gold Certification for an Existing Building from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The 249,399-square-foot Class A office building was developed by Trammell Crow Company in 1998. CITGO implemented many green actions to achieve the Gold Certification and work along side with the property’s management firm, CBRE, to accomplish the sustainable achievement.
“CITGO believes in operating its business as a good steward of the environment and serving as a guardian of natural resources, according to one of our company values, in line with the principles of our shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” said Dennis Calhoun, CITGO general manager health, safety and environmental protection.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the USGBC and provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.