Case Study

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.

The parking lot is made of 100% white concrete for solar reflection, and 80% of construction and demolition waste was recycled to avoid the landfill. Water use is reduced nearly 40% through the selection of pressure-assisted toilets and low flow faucets, while no potable water is required for irrigation.


  • LEED Core and Shell Certified
  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Owner: Melaver, Inc.
  • Size: 16,000 sf
  • Budget: $3,000,000


A solar thermal system supplies free hot water to tenants.