Energy efficiency a focus at Atlanta's The Office

May 4,2016

Georgia Power has recognized DeBartolo Construction Services, for its focus on energy efficiency in the construction of The Office apartments on Piedmont Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The Office, once a former office building, is now a repurposed 20 story luxury high-rise featuring 327 apartment homes.

Georgia Power leaders recently visited The Office to present DeBartolo with a rebate check of $258,825 for various energy efficiency upgrades throughout the renovation including CFL lighting retrofits, the installation of programmable thermostats, selection of Energy Star appliances and energy efficient doors and windows, among other improvements.

"We congratulate DeBartolo for recognizing the value and appeal of offering the most energy efficient lifestyle options for potential new residents at The Office," said Mitchell King, region manager for Georgia Power. "DeBartolo has been committed to sustainability and energy efficiency throughout this process and we look forward to working with them again on future, innovative projects."

Georgia Power estimates The Office will be able to save more than 1,203 megawatt-hours (MWh) in annual energy savings with these upgrades. Residents living at the complex can expect savings of up to $400 per year due to the energy efficiency upgrades.

Georgia Power's Home Energy Improvement Program makes rebates and incentives available to multifamily property customers to help them become more attractive to potential tenants. The program encourages customers to choose the approach that best fits their specific needs and budget and offers property owners two ways (Whole House or Individual Improvements) to make energy efficiency upgrades with rebate amounts of more than $1,000 possible. For more information, visit