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Verified Healthy Building for Indoor Air
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.
Granite Tower is a landmark, award-winning Class A office tower located in the northwest quadrant of the Denver central business district submarket. Granite Tower has been awarded an Energy Star label for its operating efficiency for the last 16 years and currently has a rating of 85. In addition, the building was awarded LEED EB Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2010 and was recertified LEED Gold in 2015. In 2005 the Property was named Building of the Year in the Earth Award category. Awards such as these are granted only to buildings that meet certain standards such as being environmentally friendly and creating high-performance and cost-effective workplaces. Other building achievements include being named a BOMA 360 Performance building by BOMA International for best practices in building operations and management. It has also received four CEL Associate’s “A”List Awards based on tenant survey response to questions regarding customer satisfaction and the quality of service.
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