Energy & Sustainability

Taking steps to protect the environment is more than a social obligation for Transwestern. Conserving energy, effectively managing resources and making ethical operational decisions are good business. We’ve seen our Energy and Sustainability (E&S) solutions unlock significant value in our managed portfolio and across other business lines, and that’s why we make these best practices integral to our client offerings.

Data show that assets with an integrated sustainability platform average 11% greater net operating income and 6.2% greater occupancy than properties that overlook sustainability. “Green” buildings are in demand because they reduce operating costs, foster better health and wellness, boost productivity, and lead to greater tenant satisfaction.


2021 Stats

  • 2.18%

    Decrease in energy consumption

  • 24.8M

    kWh of energy saved

  • 82

    Energy Star certifications

  • 11.7%

    Decrease in water consumption

SPS Tower


Transwestern leads leasing and property management for SPS Tower, a 31-story, 655,070-square-foot, Class A building in the Minneapolis CBD. The asset has implemented a host of new technological and environmental updates to make the building safe, including a living wall, touchless elevators, wave-activated touchless doors and electrostatic disinfecting cleaning protocols. The property is certified LEED Gold and boasts an International TOBY award for excellence in property man

500 W. Madison


Transwestern has provided asset services for 500 W. Madison in Chicago since 2014. This iconic 40-story, 1.4 million-square-foot tower sits above Ogilvie Transportation Center, one of two main suburban train stations connecting the Chicago suburbs with downtown. The first two levels contain retail space with 45 stores and restaurants. Built in 1987, 500 W. Madison is Chicago’s largest Class A, LEED Gold-certified building.

801 S. Figueroa St.


801 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles is a 462,626-square-foot office tower that underwent an extensive modernization and repositioning program when Transwestern assumed management and earned LEED® Gold designation in 2017. Originally built in 1992, the building features renovated interior and exterior common areas, a redesigned lobby, modernized building systems and energy-efficient upgrades, along with an award-winning sculpture garden.