The Tower Companies
Tower Properties believe it is critical that people have confidence that returning to their offices is as safe of an environment as possible. They have invested significantly in a number of state-of-the-art sanitizing technologies, including Healthe’s layered solutions.
For three generations, the family-owned Tower Companies has maintained a commitment to responsible development and continues to envision a world where buildings inspire and enrich the lives of their occupants and create positive social change. The sustainable building leader owns, develops and manages over 6 million square feet in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area consisting of office buildings, office parks, lifestyle centers, regional malls, eco-progressive live-work-play communities and hotels, with an additional 13 million square feet in the development pipeline. In 2004, The Tower Companies was the first in the United States to achieve LEED® certification at a multi-family community, Blair Towns, and since then, 95 percent of their commercial and multi-family residential properties have achieved LEED® certification and 80 percent are ENERGY STAR® certified. In addition, Tower publicly reports their portfolio’s carbon footprint to The Climate Registry and offsets 100 percent of GHG emissions by supporting renewable energy projects in North America. Through a partnership with the Department of Energy, the Tower Companies pledged to reduce energy and water consumption 20 percent by 2020, then surpassed those targets in 2017. The Tower Companies is an international authority in the industry and has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and energy independence by numerous national organizations and federal agencies, including the U.S. Green Building Council, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and more.
In an effort to help their office building tenants accelerate their “return to work” programs safely, The Tower Companies installed Healthe’s sanitizing solutions using Far-UVC 222nm light in its premier 1909 K Street property, The Millennium Building, becoming the first office building in Washington, D.C. to install this revolutionary technology and becoming a true “workplace of the future”.
- Healthe AIR – a fixture that circulates room air through a HEPA-Carbon air filter and exposes it to UVA and UVC light capable of eliminating 99.99% of airborne pathogens in seconds.
- The Healthe ENTRY– a free-standing walkthrough arch that uses human-safe UVC-222 light to inactivate bacteria and viruses on skin, clothing and goods with a dosage requirement as low as 20 seconds. The ENTRY has been strategically installed in the buildings fitness center
“For more than two decades, Tower has recognized that buildings significantly impact human health. As our understanding grew, so too have our investments to provide safe, efficient, and healthy spaces for our employees and tenants.
As COVID-19 evolves and new strains emerge, our viral mitigation strategies are not only an integral part of our immediate response, but they also help us reimagine the healthy building of the future. That is why we have invested significantly in a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including Healthe’s layered solutions.”