LEED: How our projects go above and beyond industry standard

You might hear the term “LEED certified” tossed around in the construction industry, but do you know what it means? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is a building certification program that recognizes sustainability. Projects are rated based on long-term sustainability and other green initiatives with respect to design, construction, operation, and maintenance. We are proud to have built several LEED certified buildings over the years, and we thought Earth Day was a great day to highlight some of them. 

Global Ministries Headquarters – The United Methodist Church, LEED Platinum

As part of the relocation of the United Methodist Church’s Global Ministries from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia, new life was brought into the existing space and transformed into new class-A office space. Existing issues with the sixty year old façade were resolved and a fresh new LEED Platinum rating obtained.

John and Joyce Caddell Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology, LEED Platinum

Georgia Tech’s Caddell Building is home for the School of Building Construction. On the exterior, the project features a cantilevered canopy while inside students find state of the art facilities that merge new designs with the original structure making it LEED platinum certified and a true example of sustainability at work.

Jackson Street Building College of Environmental Design at University of Georgia, LEED Gold

Originally constructed in 1962 and designed by seminal Atlanta modernist Joe Amisano, this landmark was repurposed to house contemporary design studios, classrooms, lecture halls, offices, and the Owens Library. Conservation and rehabilitation efforts included advanced chilled beam and water recycling system additions to achieve LEED Gold Certification and further exemplify the mission of UGA’s College of Environment and Design.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Renovations, 5 libraries, LEED Silver

With the ultimate goal of providing library patrons with a flexible, 21st century environment, this group project included full interior and exterior renovations at five separate library locations. Each space within the library was designed with the patron in mind all while maintaining a peaceful, comfortable, and flexible environment that is conducive to learning. LEED Certifications were achieved at four of the five library locations as one library is located within a larger facility.

Hyatt Place Columbia, SC, LEED Silver

Once a 19th century manufactured gas plant, this zero-lot-line property was a brownfield redevelopment into a LEED Silver select service hotel. Situated in Columbia, South Carolina’s leading arts and entertainment district, The Vista, the 6-story, 130 room hotel features conference spaces, outdoor dining patio, full service bar, heated swimming pool, and street level retail tenant spaces.

The Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton, LEED Silver

This renovation and expansion project for the existing South Fulton Library more than doubled the size and added a new four story parking deck. Situated on a wooded lot, the updated glass rotunda and new windows throughout welcome the outside in. BIM modeling ensured that the state of the art library would truly operate as a “media center” for the community.

Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria, LEED Certified

This six-story, 149 room HYATT house hotel is located just minutes from Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. An innovative hotel, this location was Hyatt’s first prototypical, ground-up HYATT house hotel.

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