Granite Gets Gold
The 300,000 SF, 12-story, Granite Briarpark Green is the latest PGAL-designed building to earn LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC GBCI. The Class A building, developed by Granite Properties, sits on a prominent site in Houston's Westchase district. The architectural precast elevations feature a two-story cast stone base, high performance glazing, and aluminum canopies and sunshade devices which are all sourced regionally and contain high-recycled content. As part of its sustainable design features, the building also boasts an optimized energy performance of 21% over baseline and includes water conserving plumbing fixtures, on-site recycling, ample bicycle storage and extensive native species site landscape development.