The Landis Group's 400 Atlantic Achieves Prestigious LEED® Silver Certification
STAMFORD, CT (May 15, 2013) – The Landis Group, a leading real estate development and management firm, today announced that400 Atlantic Street, the company’s premierClass A office tower located across from the Stamford Train Station, has achieved LEEDÒ(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for Existing Buildings.
“This is an incredible achievement for a 30-year-old building and is a tremendous reflection of the commitment of our team to ensure an environmentally friendly, modern, business setting for tenants here at 400 Atlantic,” said Scott Landis, Principal at The Landis Group. “Receiving this influential recognition also reaffirms the priority we place on sustainable practices because it’s simply the right thing to do for the environment, for the building, and for the tenants.”
In 2012, the management at 400 Atlantic assembled an in-house “green team” to incorporate a variety of sustainable initiatives, in addition to exploring cost-cutting and energy savings strategies including changes in electrical usage, fuel/gas consumption and hardscape management.
Since then, the property was awarded theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star recognition, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. The site also won The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) from the Southern Connecticut Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in the 500,000-1,000,000-square-foot, multi-tenant category.
“We are very proud of the green team’s initiatives that have been implemented at 400 Atlantic that contribute to its LEED Silver certification,” said Mr. Landis. “We believe 400 Atlantic is a model for other property owners who are seeking to make their buildings more green.”
Some of those initiatives include:
- Exterior enhancements included an update of the parking structure lighting systems and installing new digital time clocks that adjust the lighting to run a minimal amount of lights during working hours.
- Installing electric car charging stations and reserved parking for hybrid vehicles in the parking structure.
- Reworking the storm water irrigation system to intercept and redirect storm water from the third floor plaza to fill the 5,000-gallon storage unit, which also prevents additional run off from contaminating the ground water supply and contaminants from entering the nearby Long Island sound.
- Replacing light bulbs in the building and installing occupancy sensors in all offices and conference rooms that are outfitted with a switch.
Stamford’s premier business address, the 15-story, 500,000-square-foot office building was originally conceived and constructed as Champion Paper's world headquarters. Highlighted by a dramatic lobby entrance and public spaces, expansive 37,000-square-foot highly flexible floor plates, elegant interior staircases and sweeping views of Long Island Sound, the building is home to such high-quality corporations as UBS, American Express, The Santander Group and Harman Kardon.
400 Atlantic is located just 35 minutes from Manhattan and is across the street from the Stamford Metro-North Rail Station and adjacent to Interstate 95. Each of the building’s light flooded floors presents an opportunity for eight spacious corner offices, while the center core construction allows for the most efficient space planning. Tenants also benefit from the presence of numerous on-site amenities, including an indoor connected garage, in-building fitness center, and full-service lobby cafeteria.
About The Landis Group
The Landis Group has developed, owned or operated in excess of 20 million square feet of Class A real estate across the Northeast since its founding in 1967. The firm developed the landmark Carnegie Center, a 560 acre mixed used development which includes 5.5 million square feet of office space, 1,100 residential units, 500 hotel rooms as well as the 370,000 square foot Princeton Market Fair Mall.
About Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED provides building owners and operators the tools they need to immediately impact their building’s performance and bottom line, while providing healthy indoor spaces for a building’s occupants. It is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. For commercial buildings and neighborhoods a project must satisfy all LEED prerequisites and earn a minimum of 40 points on a 110-point LEED rating system scale. LEED-certified buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value, reduce waste, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives.