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GSA Awards Lease to T&B Land Holding LLC for Boise Environmental Protection Agency Office

Boise, Idaho – The U.S. General Services Administration, manager of much of the Federal government’s real estate, announced that it has awarded a 10-year firm lease with a 5-year renewal option for 9,973 rentable square feet to T&B Land Holding, LLC.

The lease, in the Banner Bank Building at 950 West Bannock Street in downtown Boise, will be home to the Idaho Operations Office of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Boise office of the EPA, currently located at 1455 N Orchard St. Boise, Idaho, is consolidating two divisions under one roof and their existing space was not large enough and did not meet the LEED requirements of the solicitation. The agency will move into the new space by summer 2012.

EPA Region 10's Idaho Operations Office in Boise has 23 employees focused on delivering the agency's mission directly to the people of Idaho. The staff work in partnership with state, tribal, and local governments to protect the health of Idaho's citizens, their environment and natural resources.

The Banner Bank Building is Idaho’s first multi-tenant office building to be certified LEED platinum, and the 18th such structure in the United States. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the U.S. Green Building Council’s green building rating system for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

Compared to an average building of the same size, the Banner Bank Building uses 50 percent less energy, 65 percent less domestic potable water, and up to 80 percent less potable for sewage conveyance. In addition, the building itself is made from 42 percent recycled content materials, diverted more than 90 percent of construction/demolition debris from the landfill, and was built at the average cost of competing commercial office buildings.

GSA criteria for the new space included LEED and Energy Star certifications and location in the Boise central business district.

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