Georgia Power HQ Receives LEED Certification

July 7,2011

Georgia Power has achieved LEED EB certification for its headquarters located at 241 Ralph McGill Blvd.

This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort between Carter's program development services and property and facilities management teams. Jonathon Barge, Vice President, served as the LEED administrator and the building team led by General Manager Kelly Furr documented the building's sustainable features.

LEED certification of 241 Ralph McGill included many green building operations and maintenance programs. A comprehensive recycling policy diverts 100% of electronic waste and nearly 60 percent of total building waste from landfills and includes a composting program for food and landscape waste. Plumbing fixture upgrades achieve a 10% reduction in water use. Georgia Power's SmartRide program reduces conventional commuting trips by employees by 17%. Nearly 80% of cleaning products and 66% of the building's ongoing consumables meet strict sustainable criteria. The facilities team continues to improve energy performance for the Energy Star rated building through system upgrades and the ongoing solar demonstration project, which promotes solar usage in Georgia. The energy produced from the solar arrays offset building energy use and contribute to the building's carbon emissions reduction efforts.