Verified Healthy Buildings


Company:

KBS Realty Advisors

Verify ID:

V259945

Expiration date:

July 02, 2021 - July 01, 2022

Verification Mark

Facility Information

515 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Applicable To:

515 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Marketing Claim Verified by UL

Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air

Verification Method

UL’s Healthy Buildings Verification Mark for Indoor Air demonstrates that indoor spaces provide healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). It shows a commitment by building owners and managers to create and maintain indoor environments that support tenant health, well-being and comfort, backed by UL’s globally recognized expertise in IAQ and building health. These buildings meet rigorous performance criteria and have policies and plans in place for continual advancement of IAQ. To achieve the UL Healthy Buildings Verification Mark, spaces underwent a desktop audit and on-site visits that include visual inspections and performance testing to evaluate a range of building conditions. The program includes an annual comprehensive assessment coupled with surveillance at the mid-year point. The IAQ testing requirements verify that the building air meets rigorous standards. These standards are aligned with industry-recognized, third-party organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), among others. All laboratory testing and analysis methodologies are informed by the EPA Compendium of Methods, ASTM D5197 and TO-17 for air sampling, and EPA methods.

About the Company

515 Congress Avenue is a 26-story 263,000 square foot, Class A office building features approximately 12,000 square feet of street-level retail and offers full height, continuous windows with unobstructed views of the State Capitol, Hill Country and downtown. The property, which was built in 1975 and renovated as recently as 2021 includes an updated Building Automated System (BAS), elevator modernization, spacious renovated building lobby, cutting-edge fitness center and conference rooms and a 10th floor Rooftop Patio & Lounge providing space for tenants to work and congregate. 515 Congress Avenue is the premier office destination located in the heart of Austin’s downtown business district, at the southeast corner of Congress Avenue and 6th Street. Within walking distance to the Texas State Capitol, Austin Convention Center, 6th Street Entertainment District and Lady Bird Lake.

What is UL Verification?

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