Southlake, TX (January 03, 2019) – TD Ameritrade’s corporate campus in Southlake, TX was awarded LEED Gold – the second highest level available – by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) constructed the operating campus, located along State Highway 114 at 3000 TD Ameritrade Lane in Southlake. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Managed by JLL and designed by GFF Architects, the 315,000 square foot, 78-acre office building can support 2,000 employees and offers a 2,000-car capacity parking garage. The facility also includes a full-service cafeteria, state-of-the-art fitness center, training and conference center, auditorium, multiple open meeting areas and a connector which couples the structured parking garage to the main building.
TD Ameritrade achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and
solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings,
energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. More
than 92,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising
more than 19.3 billion square feet of construction space in nearly all 50 states and more than 167 countries and territories.
“TD Ameritrade’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing
buildings. TD Ameritrade serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”
To meet the goals of setting the standard for high efficiency buildings, several methods were used, including:
• 76% of construction waste hauled from the site was diverted
• Incorporating recycled materials that constituted 32%, based on cost, of the total value of the materials in the project.
• Utilizing building materials that were extracted, harvested or manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the project site.
• Use of a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products which were certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s principles and criteria.
• Developing and implementing an IAQ management plan for construction phases
• Providing low-emitting materials for increased air-quality throughout the facility