HOUSTON, Texas – POST Houston recently earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification is a global, green-building ranking system that sets a sustainable design standard for buildings around the world. POST received this designation for its sustainability features, energy conservation methods, and adaptive reuse strategy.“We set out to show Houston what’s possible with under-utilized historic structures and this latest accolade further cements our commitment to sustainable development practices. We look forward to continuing to implement the latest technologies to minimize our environmental footprint,” says Tom Bett, Architect at Lovett Commercial. POST’s sustainability features include a cooling tower, 26,000 sq ft. of food-producing garden space, low emitting materials, renewable energy, and a combination of plant life and high reflective surfaces to reduce heat island effects. Adaptive reuse, by nature, is the most sustainable building practice as it reduces, reuses and recycles some of the most carbon intensive elements during construction. The project’s adaptive reuse of the Barbara Jordan Post Office conserved materials in the original structure and diverted 75% of all construction waste from landfills, demonstrating that Houston’s historic infrastructure can be revitalized into energy-efficient, sustainable, and modern destinations. For more information about LEED rating system here.
Adaptive reuse of the historic structure