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Huntington Center
41 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
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Downtown Columbus' Huntington Center, developed, owned, and managed by Hines, is a 37-story, one million-square-foot office tower. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Huntington Center is clad in Imperial Red granite and bronze-tone glass. Inside, the building has four atria ? one at street level and one each at levels 12, 20, and 28. Huntington Center is a multi-use building, with more than 907,000 square feet of office space; 49,000 square feet of retail space; and a 30,000-square-foot athletic club

Huntington Center earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of a series of high-efficiency upgrades and retrofits. In the climate control systems, a plate-frame heat exchanger was installed, increasing the rate at which HVAC condenser water cools. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) were installed on three cooling tower fans, which enabled them to run at speeds corresponding to demand, reducing energy consumption at times of low load. The installation of a computerized Building Control System has helped to improve overall energy management at Huntington Center by allowing the heating system and cooling system temperatures to be reset based on demand.

Lighting at Huntington Center was fully retrofitted as well, with more than 28,000 T-8 lamps and 8,000 electronic ballasts installed. In addition, lighting in all of the building's elevator lobbies was replaced with high-efficiency 20-watt lamps. In the building's water system, the temperature of the hot water is reset in a feedback system based on the outside temperature.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit




Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Huntington Center Owners LLC. or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Huntington Center Owners LLC.

Property Manager:*
Hines Interests

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (81)
2002 (83)
2003 (93)
2004 (95)
2007 (97)
2008 (93)
2009 (93)
2010 (89)
2011 (87)
2012 (88)
2013 (84)
2014 (84)
2015 (82)
2016 (84)
2017 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1063010 sf

Year Constructed: 1984

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant