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Environmental

Atlanta Property Group is a leader among its peers in reducing carbon emissions. It retrofits existing buildings to make them as climate-conscious as possible, while also creating a healthy environment for the people who work at the properties.

Properties

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The most climate-conscious building is the one that already exists. It takes 40 years of operation for a building to release as much carbon as occurs in the construction of a new office building.

Across its portfolio, APG has made investments in energy efficiency. Investments at multiple properties include cool roofs, LED lighting, efficient HVAC systems, and modernized elevators.

Read more below about Palisades in the Central Perimeter submarket, which has a 40% smaller carbon footprint than typical Atlanta office buildings.

Case Studies

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Atlanta Property Group has transformed Palisades, a 640,000-square-foot, four-building office park in the Central Perimeter of Atlanta, into one of the most climate-conscious workplaces in the Southeast. Among the renovations, The Plant at Palisades will come online in 2022 as a 1 megawatt solar plant that will be the largest solar plant installed in a multi-tenant office property in the Southeast. The solar plant plus numerous other energy efficiency investments will make Palisades’ carbon footprint nearly 40% lower than comparable properties.

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In addition to The Plant, Palisades also integrates a wide variety of other climate-conscious elements, including:

All-Electric Palisades is an all-electric property with no combustion (or Scope I emissions) on-site.

HVAC Palisades installed a Trane Agility Magnetic Bearing water-cooled chiller, which produces energy efficiencies 40% better than industry-wide standards. Palisades is one of less than a dozen buildings in the US to feature this technology.

Palisades also includes three contiguous mid-rise buildings that previously had three separate central chiller plants. We connected the chilled water loop across the three buildings. As a result, the buildings can operate on one chiller, rather than three, for the majority of the year.

Atlanta Property Group has made a large number of upgrades to controls, pumps, and air handling devices to maximize efficiency.

Lighting All of the lighting used in the common area, exterior, and parking deck are LED and controlled by the building’s automation system. We are currently implementing a program to convert the occupied tenant and amenity space to automated LED fixtures in 2022.

Water Conservation & Recycling Irrigation at Palisades draws exclusively from an existing on-site retention pond. This pond also efficiently handles stormwater runoff and serves a carbon sink. Low-flow plumbing fixtures, a property-wide recycling program, a green purchasing policy, composting and environmentally-friendly packaging at the on-site café, and water bottle filling stations all contribute to sustainability.

Designations The property is LEED Gold, Energy Star certified, and two-star Fitwel designated. Palisades won the 2021 BOMA Toby Earth award.

Walkability Palisades is located 1,000 steps from one of Atlanta’s MARTA rail stations and is within walking distance to nearby retail and dining.

The Plant at Palisades will feature more than 2,467 solar panels spanning the four building rooftops and parking decks. Once fully operational later this year, The Plant will generate up to 15% of Palisades’ total energy usage, helping to power electrical systems during the workday. The wattage savings produced by the installation offsets carbon emissions equivalent to 1.6 million miles driven by average gasoline-powered passenger vehicles each year.

In addition to The Plant, Palisades also integrates a wide variety of other climate-conscious elements, including:

All-Electric Palisades is an all-electric property with no combustion (or Scope I emissions) on-site.

HVAC Palisades installed a Trane Agility Magnetic Bearing water-cooled chiller, which produces energy efficiencies 40% better than industry-wide standards. Palisades is one of less than a dozen buildings in the US to feature this technology.

Palisades also includes three contiguous mid-rise buildings that previously had three separate central chiller plants. We connected the chilled water loop across the three buildings. As a result, the buildings can operate on one chiller, rather than three, for the majority of the year.

Atlanta Property Group has made a large number of upgrades to controls, pumps, and air handling devices to maximize efficiency.

Lighting All of the lighting used in the common area, exterior, and parking deck are LED and controlled by the building’s automation system. We are currently implementing a program to convert the occupied tenant and amenity space to automated LED fixtures in 2022.

Water Conservation & Recycling Irrigation at Palisades draws exclusively from an existing on-site retention pond. This pond also efficiently handles stormwater runoff and serves a carbon sink. Low-flow plumbing fixtures, a property-wide recycling program, a green purchasing policy, composting and environmentally-friendly packaging at the on-site café, and water bottle filling stations all contribute to sustainability.

Designations The property is LEED Gold, Energy Star certified, and two-star Fitwel designated. Palisades won the 2021 BOMA Toby Earth award.

Walkability Palisades is located 1,000 steps from one of Atlanta’s MARTA rail stations and is within walking distance to nearby retail and dining.

The Plant at Palisades will feature more than 2,467 solar panels spanning the four building rooftops and parking decks. Once fully operational later this year, The Plant will generate up to 15% of Palisades’ total energy usage, helping to power electrical systems during the workday. The wattage savings produced by the installation offsets carbon emissions equivalent to 1.6 million miles driven by average gasoline-powered passenger vehicles each year.