Midtown Plaza and 55 Allen Plaza Recognized as Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge 2017 Top Performers
Lincoln Property Company Southeast announced that 55 Allen Plaza and Midtown Plaza (One Midtown Plaza and Two Midtown Plaza) were recognized as Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC) 2017 Top Performers based on exemplary utility data entered in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Lincoln handles property management and leasing at the buildings.
One Midtown Plaza was recognized as a Top Performer for 31 percent water savings and 35 percent energy savings. Two Midtown Plaza was recognized for 34 percent water savings. The two-building, Class A office complex is located at the intersection of Peachtree and 17thstreets. Both One Midtown Plaza and Two Midtown Plaza have also achieved LEED®Gold and ENERGY STAR certification.
55 Allen Plaza was recognized for 33 percent energy savings. The 350,000-square-foot LEED®Gold certified office building is located in Downtown Atlanta adjacent to the W Downtown Hotel. Ongoing renovations to the building are expected to be completed later this year.
By joining the ABBC, building owners and managers pledge to save energy and water 20 percent by 2020 in their selected buildings. The ABBC team works with building owners to provide incentives such as free building assessments, education and training courses, access to project financing opportunities and more. There are no fees associated with participation in the ABBC, nor are there third-party certification requirements.
Each year, the ABBC recognizes Top Performers at a recognition event, to be held this year on September 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
“Ensuring our buildings are both energy-efficient and cost-effective is a crucial step in providing top-quality services to our tenants, and we’re proud to see 55 Allen Plaza and Midtown Plaza recognized as 2017 Top Performers by the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge,” said Lincoln’s Jeff Clayton, director of engineering. “Participating in this program enables us to take measurable steps toward improving energy consumption, advancing Atlanta’s conservation efforts and contributing to economic growth.”
The ABBC utilizes substantive energy and water efficiency upgrades of municipal, university, hospital, and commercial buildings as a means of freeing up business capital for more productive uses, growing communities, fostering new business opportunities and creating more sustainable footprints. The organization aims to support the Department of Energy’s goal of helping businesses save nearly $40 billion annually in energy costs, enabling them to grow, invest in new technology, and create American jobs. Atlanta is one of the three first-mover cities, along with Seattle and Los Angeles, selected for this initiative.