Kansas City Office Building Shrinks Carbon Footprint
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - City Center Square, a luxury high-rise
office building located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, is one of 200
buildings owned by Time Equities Inc. participating in an environmental
audit this year. Acting ahead of the curve, City Center Square's
management, Grubb and Ellis | The Winbury Group, initiated a number of
improvements for the building long before the audit, including a new
chiller and energy saving lighting enhancement.
Jennings of Jennings Public Relations & Advertising talk about the
green initiatives at City Center Square.
Alice Cook, director of sustainability for Time Equities Inc., said that
City Center Square is well on its way to reducing its overall energy
consumption. "The high-rise is taking proactive steps, including replacing
all of the lighting in the building with compact fluorescent bulbs,
transitioning to green cleaning products, introducing a recycling program
and utilizing window film to reduce solar heat gain," said Cook. "Eighty
percent of energy use is behavioral, while 20 percent is from technology."
According to Janet Ziegler, vice president of finance and administration
for the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association, tenants are
embracing City Center Squares' lead on implementing environmental measures.
"We've taken steps to adapt behaviors as well as procedures. Styrofoam
cups have been eliminated, replaced with washable cups. We are also
focusing many of our mailing efforts online which saves the CVA over
$60,000 annually in paper and postage," said Ziegler. "City Center Square
is a good partner for us in new recycling programs, using low waste paper
products and sensor light initiatives. We are all lucky to be working in a
building that recognizes the importance of taking environmental measures
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The audit will evaluate the facilities' current operational compliance with
environmental regulations, to ensure Time Equities is in compliance with
current EPA and OSHA standards.
City Center Square is an office retail building locally managed by Grubb &
Ellis|The Winbury Group. Tenants range from the Kansas City Convention &
Visitors Association to the Kansas City Business Journal. Office space is
available and can be customized to accommodate tenants' needs. Prime
location, parking availability and facility upgrades make City Center
Square an optimal choice for businesses that want to be part of the new
entertainment district. For more information, visit