The Green Badger team is psyched to be attending Greenbuild this year in Atlanta, just a short drive away from our hometown of Savannah, Georgia!
In our excitement, we put together a list of inspiring LEED certified buildings in Atlanta that we can’t wait to see when we arrive for the festivities. Are you headed to Greenbuild this year? Drop us a note in the comments and let us know what you’re looking forward to the most (and yes, the free Badger schwag at booth #1808 is an option.)
Interface HQ – LEED Platinum
Global commercial flooring company and leader in sustainability, Interface, officially opened its new global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. Targeting LEED v4 Platinum certification, the building uses 48 percent less energy than code requires and houses a 15,000-gallon water collection system for flush fixtures. To minimize waste, design and construction teams recycled and donated building materials, with total waste diversion at 93 percent.
Shoutout to the project team at Choate Construction that used Green Badger to automate the LEED documentation process for the Interface HQ project during construction!
Atlanta Falcons Mercedes Benz Stadium – LEED Platinum
The First Professional Sports Stadium to Achieve LEED Platinum in the U.S. The stadium can power 10 atlanta falcons games or 13 atlanta united matches with the renewable energy generated through its 4,000 solar pv panels.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – LEED Platinum
In 2018, the Atlanta headquarters earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for existing buildings, making it the first building to earn LEED Platinum in the Federal Reserve System.
Amli Heights Piedmont – LEED Platinum
Choosing AMLI’s Lindbergh apartments means minimizing environmental impact, maximizing energy efficiency and embracing a healthier living environment because our Atlanta, GA apartments are LEED Platinum & ENERGY STAR Certified and smoke-free inside and out.
GSU Humanities Law Building – LEED Gold
This 200,000-sf law school building encompasses lecture halls, law library, a 230-seat mock courtroom, legal clinics, central community gathering space, classrooms, and offices. The College of Law building is certified LEED Gold.
Auburn Avenue Research Library – LEED Gold
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History and Culture (AARL) underwent a comprehensive renovation and expansion to reposition the building and program to better fulfill its mission. The building expanded to 56,500 SF and includes new archive storage, an auditorium, gallery space, and public program rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This bold repositioning of the building brings the most active use portions of the library program to the street level to help AARL better engage its downtown context.
Peachtree 25th – LEED Gold
Hannah Solar provided a complete turn-key solar solution to the Atlanta Property Group by installing a 150 kilowatt (kW) solar system on the roof of their Peachtree 25th building in Atlanta. Peachtree 25th has been Energy Rated since 2008, is LEED Certified and was one of Atlanta’s first office buildings to invest in a solar energy system.
The Georgia World Congress Center – LEED Gold
As an industry leader in sustainability, GWCCA strives to reduce its environmental footprint through recycling, composting, energy efficiency and more. Home to the world’s largest LEED certified convention center, the Authority believes sustainability is integral to its success.
Atlanta Financial Center – LEED Silver
With a current ENERGY STAR® rating of 76, Atlanta Financial Center is 24 percent more energy efficient and annually saves more than $630,000 in energy costs when compared to the average U.S. office building. This translates to estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 787 passenger vehicles from the road.
Are you headed to Greenbuild this year? Drop us a note in the comments and let us know what you’re looking forward to the most (and yes, the free Badger schwag at booth #1808 is an option.)
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