Duke Energy Center


In keeping with the spirit of environmental stewardship, Wells Fargo is partnering with tenants of DEC to achieve LEED certification for Commercial Interiors requirements. Wachovia/Wells Fargo's investment in LEED for this building will contribute much to the certification process and the achievement of this goal for every tenant.

To accomplish this goal, tenant leases require that multiple specific requirements within the LEED rating system are met. These include:

  • Reduced lighting power density - 15% below code requirements
  • Tenants must use the daylight blinds and dimming lighting ballasts provided by the base building.
  • Tenants must divert from the landfill at least 50% of their construction, demolition and packaging wastes.
  • Tenant construction teams must employ a Indoor Air Quality Management plan during the build out of their space.
  • Tenants are required to use low-emitting materials which comply with the LEED standards for adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpet and composite wood products.
  • Green housekeeping practices will be employed throughout the building reducing the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel from potentially hazardous chemical contaminants that adversely impact occupant well-being and the environment.

Additionally, each floor is equipped with an electrical sub-meter for the purpose of capturing all the energy consumed on that floor. Consequently, Tenants have direct influence on the amount of energy they consume. Tenants options include dimming the lights, minimizing the use of air conditioning after working hours and closing window blinds to help reduce the heat load produced by the sun.