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Practicing What They Preach: Turner Construction Atlanta Achieves LEED Gold Certification for Their
Practicing What They Preach: Turner Construction Atlanta Achieves LEED Gold Certification for Their

Company’s commitment to green construction
practices starts with their own offices

Turner Construction Atlanta, a leader in environmentally friendly building practices, recently received a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the United States Green Building Council for renovation of their own Atlanta offices. Turner is Atlanta’s largest LEED builder and incorporates sustainable elements into every project.

For Winston Williams, the company’s Green Champion, the space is a demonstration of Turner’s real commitment to sustainability. “Green building practices are an important movement in construction today,” he says. “We embrace those values not only for our clients, but for ourselves as well.”

Green features of the space include:

  • Decreased water and power consumption by over 40%
  • Daylight responsive lighting controls on more than 50% of lights
  • Occupancy sensors on more than 75% of lights
  • 100% of office equipment is EnergyStar-rated
  • Green Power will supply 100% of its energy needs for the next two years
  • About 85% of construction waste was diverted from landfills
  • Rapidly renewable materials, like bamboo, used throughout
  • Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, flooring and systems furniture
  • Green housekeeping practices are used to maintain the space

The office's proximity to public transportation and public services such as banks, pharmacies and supermarkets also helped the project achieve this certification.

As proud as he is of the company’s environmental achievement, Williams makes sure to point out one more important design feature. “It’s also a beautiful, functional space to work in.”

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