Sustainability is a fundamental part of Fifth Street Towers, which was again demonstrated in May 2013 when the property was awarded a LEED Gold designation by the USGBC. A LEED designation represents the comprehensive evaluation of a facility’s sustainability and environmental impact. A Gold level rating indicates an extremely efficient and environmentally-friendly property. In this case, Fifth Street Towers has reduced utility usage by 30% and has an astounding overall recycling diversion rate of 50%.
Fifth Street Towers also took home the TOBY Earth Award in 2012, and was awarded an ENERGY STAR rating of 92. With LED lighting updates, individually-controlled heat pumps and automated energy management systems, this green property saves tenants money while minimizing its carbon footprint.
The property has also been involved with a host of charities over the years to help those in need, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society, among others. Being involved in downtown activities and charities is an important part of the culture at Fifth Street Towers, and tenants often express their interest in helping out their community.