FBI Chicago Building Receives Highest USGBC Award

USAA Real Estate Company announced on Dec. 30 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regional Facility in Chicago, Ill., has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EBOM) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at its highest, Platinum level.

The facility is the first Platinum recipient in the world under LEED EBOM.

"This accomplishment is not just a culmination of the efforts of everyone on our team and our valued FBI and GSA partners, but it is a measure of our efforts to drive the business case for efficiency and sustainability," says Pat Duncan, chair and chief executive officer of USAA Real Estate Company. "We continually strive to improve the financial and environmental performance of our real estate portfolio and in so doing, drive improved comfort, lower operating costs, and provide a healthier environment and community for our tenants."

Property Management used USAA Real Estate Company's sustainability platform that allowed them to achieve the goals of reducing carbon emissions, promoting tenant satisfaction and awareness, thus lowering operating costs while still enhancing property value.