SAN DIEGO, CA - PM Realty Group (PMRG), a national, full-service commercial real estate firm, has announced that Hazard Center Office Tower in Mission Valley, managed by PMRG, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR designation, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency, with a score of 91 for outstanding energy performance. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and identifies Hazard Center as one of the most efficient buildings in the nation. Hazard Center has received this designation consistently since 2003 starting with a score of 86.
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 energy performance by managing consumption strategically across our entire organization and portfolio is a key priority for PMRG and demonstrates management's and ownership's commitment to the environmental preservation process," said Lisa M. Gualco RPA, FMA, General Manager of Hazard Center.
In addition, Hazard Center recently achieved the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design) Silver Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M) from the U.S. Green Building Council. Through the proactive implementation of numerous energy and water saving measures, Hazard Center's office tower reduced energy consumption by 13.2 percent and water usage by 17 percent resulting in an estimated annual saving in operational expenses of over $144,000.
Hazard Center's Class-A office tower, owned by Principal Real Estate Investors, includes 268,645 rentable square feet and encompasses 15 stories of office space and underground parking. Constructed in 1990, the building has received numerous recognitions including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Office Building of the Year award in 2006.