Back to Top




Metropolis is committed to health and wellness throughout its portfolio. The safety and wellness of our building communities including tenants, staff, and visitors are top priorities and are the cornerstone of the Metropolis BeWell™ Promise. As a testament to our continued efforts to implement a best-in-class environment, Metropolis, together with our management company JLL, partnered with Fitwel, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to independently validate that the building’s operational strategies are optimized to enhance building occupant health and wellness.


Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health. Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being. Fitwel was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. General Services Administration. Pennzoil Place received its Fitwel certification for health and wellness strategies that positively impact the health of our building occupants.


Metropolis also collaborated with UL as an early adopter of their new voluntary program for real estate owners who want to demonstrate their commitment to healthy indoor environments through an extensive process of indoor air quality (IAQ) testing and assessment. Pennzoil Place proudly received its UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air quality. This achievement is a significant milestone in our BeWell™ Promise to deliver an indoor environment with superior air quality that supports health and well-being.


USGBC launched new LEED Safety First Credits in 2020 as part of their Healthy Economy Strategy to address concerns related to the pandemic and to assist with building re-entry. Pennzoil Place proactively sought LEED Safety First credits to demonstrate its excellence. These credits were a part of Pennzoil Place’s 2022 LEED Gold recertification. We are proud to announce that we also earned the LEED Safety First Credit for Cleaning and Disinfecting that validates that the building’s best practices align with public health and industry guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.


The USBGC launched its new LEED Safety First credits program in 2020 as part of its Healthy Economy Strategy to address concerns related to the pandemic and to assist with building re-entry. As a result, Pennzoil Place proactively sought LEED Safety First credits, and the building has since earned credits for Cleaning and Disinfecting, which validate that the building’s best practices align with public health and industry guidelines.


We know safety is top of mind for customers returning to Pennzoil Place's on-site food establishments, which is why Metropolis independently verified and complied with the National Restaurant Assocation’s ServSafe Dining Commitment, pledging to meet and follow strict guidelines and the FDA’s best practices for restaurants. You have the assurance that our on-site food establishments have publicly declared its dedication not only to training staff in safe food handling but also in establishing new guidelines for safe dining.


From a tenant perspective, the sustainability advantages to staying at Pennzoil Place include minimizing potential carbon emissions. Based on operational emissions data, Pennzoil Place offset thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2022. Offsetting this much greenhouse gas is a significant achievement in terms of environmental impact.


Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® program as an ENERGY STAR® Partner. Being an ENERGY STAR® Partner is a mark of excellence and signifies our commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship. As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, we have joined a distinguished network of organizations that prioritize reducing energy consumption and lowering greenhouse gas emissions at all Metropolis assets including Pennzoil Place. We believe this organization-wide initiative will contribute to a greener and more sustainable world for future generations.

Through our BeWell™ Promise, Metropolis will continue focusing on the health, wellness, and sustainability of the workplace.