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Linetec finishes panel system for Houston's Hess Tower – the first LEED Gold office tower in the central business district

Post Time:Apr 30,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:115

Hess Tower was the first office building in Houston's central business district to earn LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The 29-story, Class A office building located at 1501 McKinney Street is adjacent to the Discovery Green 12-acre park. It was formerly called Discovery Tower until Hess Corporation leased the entire 844,763 square feet.

Contributing to the high-profile tower's architectural presence, Quality Metalcrafts manufactured 40,000 square feet of 1/8-inch Americlad® aluminum panels.

"The project required extensive scheduling to accommodate the various releases per floor. 

"The building envelope bears rigorous, daily durability challenges. Selecting an exterior architectural finish with the longest possible lifespan can be overwhelming," notes Linetec's senior marketing specialist, Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate. "Time-proven 70% PVDF coatings offer the flexibility to select nearly any color, while shielding against aging, weathering and pollution."

These coatings meet the most demanding, exterior, architectural specification

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec safely captures and destroys the liquid paints' volatile organic compounds (VOC) content before the finished material arrives at the job site. For projects seeking LEED certification and other green goals, choosing durable products with no-VOC finishes can be an important part of the selection and specification process.

"Along with the finish's environmental and performance qualities, it needs to meet aesthetic requirements. For

The finished manufactured panels were assembled into a unitized wall system, shipped to Houston and installed on-site by


Hess Tower, 1501 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
* Tenant: * Developer/investor: and * Architect: * General contractor: * Panel installer: * Panel manufacturer: * Panel finisher: * Photos courtesy of: Quality Metalcrafts, LLC


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