Edgewood Offices – Atlanta, Georgia

When the Edgewood Offices received LEED certification in August 2007, it became Atlanta’s first LEED Platinum certified building. Although it has been two years since they achieved this recognition, I am including it in the weekly LEED roundup because the building’s occupants will soon be opening it up to the public. The Epsten Group, an architectural design and high-performance building consulting firm, and Dynamic Dish, a vegetarian restaurant, occupy the building.

“Visitors will see a rainwater harvesting cistern, a green roof, renewable and salvaged finish materials and energy-saving techniques. The 2,000 square feet building also demonstrates how much can be achieved by renovating and adding onto a small, historic building.” Source: Business Wire

The Edgewood Office scored 53 out of 69 possible points on the LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) v2.0/2.1 checklist. The facility scored the maximum available points in water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and innovation & design. The building also earned additional points for optimizing energy performance, using regional materials, and for access to alternative transportation choices.

For more information on how you can tour this facility, visit the American Institute of Architects Atlanta website.

5 Wall St – Burlington, Massachusetts

The Gutierrez Company has earned LEED for Core and Shell Gold certification for the 5 Wall St. office building in Burlington, Massachusetts. The building is just the fifth green certified project in the state.

“The LEED Gold certification confirms the company’s approach to sustainable building and allows employees and visitors at 5 Wall St. to take pride and comfort knowing that they are working in a healthier building while also reducing their impact on the environment,” said Scott Weiss, managing director of Commercial Development for Gutierrez. Source: Wicked Local Burlington

I don’t write about LEED for Core & Shell properties very often. The Core & Shell rating system assesses a building’s structure, HVAC system, etc and the USGBC states that it is a complementary system to the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system.

Photos courtesy of The Epsten Group

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