55 Allen Plaza, leased and managed by Lincoln Property Company Southeast, is participating in the 2012 National Building Competition, launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program this week to encourage energy efficiency in commercial properties.
The third annual competition pits commercial buildings against each other to see which can most reduce their overall energy consumption and thereby lower utility costs and protect the environment. 55 Allen Plaza will compete with 3,200 buildings across the country. The winners of the nearly yearlong competition will be announced in April 2013.
Lincoln acquired 55 Allen Plaza, a 350,000-square-foot Class-A office building in Atlanta’s Midtown, on behalf of a pension fund last year. Tenants include Enrst & Young, Skanska and Cushman & Wakefield.
“Part of providing top-quality services to our clients is ensuring our buildings are both energy efficient and cost effective,” said Shane Froman, vice president of property management for Lincoln Property Company Southeast. “Participating in the Energy Star competition allows us to take measurable steps toward improving 55 Allen Plaza’s energy consumption.”