Case Studies


Hotel Indigo Athens is Athens, Georgia’s premiere privately owned LEED certified building. It is located at 500 College Avenue in the heart of downtown. The hotel is a testament to sustainability and Athens’ focus on supporting local businesses.

Savannah Convention Center Hotel

Currently in planning phases, the Savannah Convention Center Hotel will add 500 rooms dedicated to convention attendees on Hutchinson Island in the Savannah River. The project will earn at least LEED Silver certification, with Gold within reach. The proposed convention center hotel on Hutchinson Island will serve the needs of conventioneers at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The proposed hotel encompasses approximately 382,000 square feet of space composed of guestrooms and suites, restaurants, retail space, public areas and meeting facilities.  The hotel will be the first LEED Silver hotel in Savannah.

Sustainable Fellwood

Redefining affordable housing in the 21st century is no easy task – but that is what is attempted at Sustainable Fellwood. Sustainable Fellwood is located just minutes from Historic Downtown Savannnah, and is a 27 acre mixed-use, mixed-income sustainable affordable housing development. The entire project earned LEED ND Stage 2 Silver certification from the USGBC in June 2009, and each of the 11 buildings in Phase 1 received LEED H Gold and EarthCraft Home certification in December 2009. The 9 buildings in Phase 2 earned LEED H Gold in March 2012, while the 100 unit Phase 3 building received LEED H Platinum certification in May 2012 and features one of the largest solar arrays in the region (85kw).

306 W Waldburg

306 W Waldburg is a modern addition to the historic Victorian District neighborhood just west of Forsythe Park in Savannah, GA. Blending historically compatible materials with a modern flare, this LEED for Homes Platinum (under construction) project is helping to redefine sustainable housing in the region.

One West Victory

One West Victory (OWV) is a multifamily LEED for Homes Midrise Gold certified project in midtown Savannah, GA. The project incorporates a number of sustainable design strategies in site, water and energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and indoor air quality.

Replaced dilapidated buildings on an underutilized site just outside of downtown Savannah, OWV is a catalyst for positive growth for the community and a showcase of how infill development should be done. The building itself features high-efficiency heat pumps, and building-wide ventilation system running off ERVs, LED and CFL lighting, low flow plumbing fixtures, low-emitting finishes, and a high-performance building envelope, sealed with spray foam insulation.

The site does not require potable irrigation and relies instead on HVAC condensate captured in underground cisterns, even with an abundant courtyard and amenity areas for residents. The project offers ample bike parking, and is adjacent to a number of mass transit options.

Habitat for Humanity Cuyler-Brownsville House

The Habitat for Humanity Cuyler-Brownsville House is a showcase in affordable green design. Built primarily by colunteers, this project is targeting LEED for Homes Silver certification. The project is on track to cut energy consumption enarlyt 305 through the use of fluorescent lighting, a high-efficiency HVAC heat pump, spray foam insulation, and an ERV for vetilation. Low-emitting products were used throughout construction, including paints, sealants and adhesives. Water use was cut 30% through the use of very high efficiency showerheads, bathroom faucets and toilets.

The home is centrally located and within easy walking distance to mass transit, community resources, and parks. The native landscaping will require no watering and little maintenance, while the concrete driveway reflects heat and provides long-lasting, durable support.

Hitch Village

Hitch Village is a 26 acre redevelopment of some of Savannah’s earliest public housing that is being transformed into Savannah’s newest mixed-use, mixed-income sustainable community.

Georgia Power Coastal Regional Offices

The Georgia Power Coastal Regional Offices in Savannah, GA are a prefect blend of historic charm and cutting-edge, 21st century technology. This 10,000 sf project maintained nearly 100% of the existing building shell while incorporating energy-efficiency and renewable energy technologies to make this a truly showcase LEED building. The building features a Mitsubishi VRV HVAC system to provide extremely efficient heating and cooling while giving occupants extensive amounts of personal controls. LED lighting further reduces the load, while a solar thermal system and 35 KW solar PV array provide energy directly into the building.

Melaver, Inc Savannah Office

This 4,800 sq. ft. space office in Savannah, Georgia is the home office of Melaver Inc. The LEED CI project focused on increasing occupant comfort and reducing utility consumption while maintaining the historic integrity of the space. LEED certified in 2006, the building also received the Historic Savannah Preservation award in 1999.

3675 Crestwook Parkway

3675 Crestwood is a 93,000 sf Class A office building in Duluth, GA. This project was one of the first LEED EB projects in the state and was further challenged by the mix of 30+ tenants leasing space. Numerous improvements were made to the building for both energy and water, as well as a focus on sustainable procurement and management practices.

Melaver, Inc. Birmingham Office

A little can go a long way, as demonstrated in this LEED CI certified project encompassing 1,500 sf in the One Federal Place building in downtown Birmingham, AL. An innovate design approach was implemented to actually create a space that could be completely deconstructed and rebuilt with zero waste. Moveable walls from DIRTT, modular carpet and suspended lighting all contributed to an office space that could be completely removed if and when the occupant decided to relocate.

The Green Building

The Green Building might be an original “green” building!

The Green Building is a LEED Core and Shell project features a residential apartment, office space, and flex shell space. A number of sustainable features were incorporated including solar thermal hot water and high efficiency Daiken VRV HVAC system that offers individual climate controls for every occupant.

The Granite Mill

The Granite Mill sits adjacent to the canal in Augusta, GA on the historic Enterprise Mill. The three-story, 15,000 square feet, mixed-use annex is composed of one floor of residential apartments and two floors of professional office space.

Oakland Park Conominiums

Oakland Park offers sixty-five one- and two-bedroom residential condominium units and 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. It is the first mid-rise condo project to achieve LEED certification in Atlanta.

109-118 Whitaker Street

109-118 Whitaker Street is a pioneer project that demonstrates successful LEED and sustainable design used in alliance with historic preservation. The project is Savannah’s first LEED certified building and one of the first in the Southeast. In addition, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and positively credited with receiving certification.

One West Victory

One West Victory (OWV) is a multifamily LEED for Homes Midrise Gold certified project in midtown Savannah, GA. The project incorporates a number of sustainable design strategies in site, water and energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and indoor air quality.

Hitch Village

Hitch Village is a 26 acre redevelopment of some of Savannah’s earliest public housing that is being transformed into Savannah’s newest mixed-use, mixed-income sustainable community.

Fontaine Hall Student Residences

The LEED NC Gold certified Student Dorms at Fontaine Hall is a renovation of Columbus, GA’s historic Fontaine Building – a three-story masonry building constructed in 1895.

Penn jersey Headquarters & Distribution Center

The Penn Jersey Headquarters and Distribution Center in Philadelphia, PA is a 255,500-square-foot, build-to-suit office and distribution center which earned LEED NC Silver certification. The Penn Jersey project features highly efficient T5 lighting on occupancy sensors and a zoned HVAC that reduced energy consumption by a quarter. Water-efficient fixtures reduced water use by 35%, and the building was constructed of high-recycled and locally-produced materials, over 85% of construction waste was recycled. Additional warehouse ventilation is provided though the use of Big Ass Fans significantly cutting fan power.

Kimberly-Clark Distribution Center

The Kimberly Clark Distribution Center (Building GHI at Logisticenter Industrial Park) in Logan, NJ is a 599,500-square-foot, build-to-suit distribution center in Swedesboro, NJ, which earned LEED NC Silver certification.

Logisticenter Industrial Park, Building K

Building K at Logisticenter Industrial Park in Logan, NJ is a 360,000-square-foot warehouse that achieved Silver Certification under LEED Core and Shell.

Logistiport Industrial Park, Buildings A & B

The Logistiport warehouses are located in Savannah, Georgia. There are two separate buildings. Building A is 689,400 Sq. Ft. and Building B is 347,280 sf.

Abercorn Common

What do you get when you cross an existing suburban shopping center, a tenant mix that may or may not relocate, and a hodgepodge of national retailer design standards? The first all retail LEED Core and Shell shopping center in the nation, that’s what!

Abercorn Common is a roughly 180,000 sf strip shopping center, located on the southside of Savannah, GA. The award winning retail center was a combination of the renovation of the existing shopping center combined with a heft dose of new construction.

McDonald’s at Abercorn Common

What shows that green building is going mainstream? How about the first McDonald’s in the world to occupy a LEED Core and Shell certified building. This restaurant combines a traditional McDonald’s kitchen layout with a high performance, healthy building design.

Shops 600 at Abercorn Common

Abercorn Common was the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the United States, and Shops 600 continues the storied tradition. The 16,000-square-foot outparcel building features a 9,000-square-foot green roof for added insulation and stormwater reduction. A solar thermal system supplies free hot water to tenants, and a vegetated bioswale allows 100% of stormwater to be handled on-site.