Dallas Logistics Hub Buildings Achieve Gold LEED Certification

Dallas-Based Real Estate Developer Receives Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

DALLAS, Texas (Dec. 22, 2009) -The Allen Group, developers of the Dallas Logistics Hub (DLH), a 6,000-acre multi-modal logistics park in Southern Dallas County, announced today that its first speculative industrial buildings located at 4800 & 4900 Langdon Road in Dallas have been awarded LEED Gold Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council, and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The award cited The Allen Group for efficiency in energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies for two industrial buildings.

According to Richard Allen, CEO of The Allen Group, “By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers. They reduce greenhouse
gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. We have the potential to construct 60 million square feet of space within the Dallas Logistics Hub. These buildings are the first steps toward the company’s goal of creating a truly green and sustainable industrial park standard.”

The team members responsible for the project include The Allen Group, MYCON General Contractors, 3i Construction, LLC, GSO Architects, Bjerke Management Solutions, and LEED Consultant, GGO Architects.

About the Dallas Logistics Hub
The Dallas Logistics Hub is the largest new inland port in North America, with 6,000 acres master-planned for distribution, manufacturing, office and retail developments. The DLH will
position Dallas as the number one trade exchange in the Southwest region. The property is adjacent to four major highway connectors (I-20, I-45, I-35 and proposed Loop 9), Union Pacific’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal, a potential BNSF intermodal facility, and a future air cargo facility at Lancaster Airport. www.dallashub.com

About The Allen Group
The Allen Group is a privately held commercial real estate firm specializing in the development of premier industrial, office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout the United States.www.allengroup.com

About U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 affiliates, more than 20,000 member organizations, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to reach $60 billion by 2010.

About LEED
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. www.usgbc.org

For more information about the Dallas Logistics Hub and The Allen Group, please visit
www.dallashub.com