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.
The project received the Historic Trust Preservation award in 2004, the Historic Savannah Preservation award in 2003, and the LEED NC Silver certification in 2005.
109-118 Whitaker Street has a mixed tenant base of office and restaurant. It is centrally located in historic downtown Savannah, GA and is easily accessed by pedestrians and mass transit. The space is filled with ample windows and interior glazing that allow for daylight and views for every space.
High-efficiency lighting and interior Winsulator storm windows were added to help improve envelope and energy performance. Nearly 85% of all the interior space was restored. Material recycling included the reuse floor joists for stair treads and wall studs for hand railings. Air quality was maintained through low-emitting finishes and sealants. Water consumption was reduced 40% through dual flush toilets and low flow faucets, and no irrigation was required for the site.