Daniel announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold for its Sixty 11th project in Midtown Atlanta. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Sixty 11th Street, a 20-story mixed-use building, in midtown Atlanta, was designed with the vision of becoming “a beacon for sustainability in the luxury residential real estate market”. Sustainability highlights include reducing water consumption to 30% better than code, recycling more than 90% of the construction waste, and locating the site near alternative transportation and basic services.
There are at least 10 basic services as well as numerous residential buildings within a ½ mile radius of the building. There are also multiple bus lines and a MARTA (light rail) station just blocks away, which promote alternative transportation to the building. Low-emitting vehicle parking and electric vehicle charging stations were added in the parking deck. An environmental site assessment was done and small amounts of asbestos were abated during demolition.
High-efficiency plumbing fixtures were selected, and the resulting water savings was a 30% reduction in potable water use over standard code fixtures.
An energy model was completed to assess the building’s energy performance. Improvements in the building envelope, an energy-efficient HVAC system, and energy-efficient lighting combined to help the building be over 15% more energy efficient than a standard code building.
More than 90% of the construction debris was recycled (over 4,300 tons). Sustainable materials were carefully selected throughout the project. Out of the total materials cost, 20% of materials contained recycled content and 66% were sourced regionally.
Other sustainable features of the project include: a non-roof heat island reduction, a high-performance green cleaning policy, and a green education program for residents.
The development is a venture between Daniel, Selig Enterprises and MetLife and was opened spring 2016.