by Brianna Crandall — March 3, 2017 — JLL in Indianapolis recently announced that 13 buildings in the Precedent Office Park, owned by Precedent Co-Investor and managed by global financial and professional services firm JLL, have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
The 20-building, 1.1-million-square-foot Class A Precedent Office Park is located in the Keystone office submarket and is comprised of a mix of mid-rise, two-story and single-story office properties in a park-like setting. Amenities within the park include a 6,000-square-foot fitness facility, a mile-long walking trail around a 38-acre lake, a national day care provider, a full-service conference facility, and multiple restaurants and banks. Among the tenants in the office park are DuCharme McMillen & Associates, WedMD, Stonegate Mortgage, and Defenders.
The Precedent Office Park reportedly made great strides over the last year, increasing the number of buildings from three to thirteen, or over a 333% increase. Through strategically managing energy throughout the park as well as making cost-effective improvements that focused on energy efficiency, the Precedent Office Park earned an additional 10 buildings the ENERGY STAR certification.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses. Fully 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants currently hold the certification.