THE LANDIS GROUP’S 400 ATLANTIC STREET IN STAMFORD, CT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ENERGY-STAR CERTIFICATION
STAMFORD, CT (June 12, 2012) – The Landis Group, a leading real estate development and management firm, today announced that400 Atlantic Street, the company’s premier Class A office tower located across from the Stamford Train Station, has been awarded theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star recognition, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection.
Stamford’s preeminent business address, 400 Atlantic Street is a 15-story, 500,000-square-foot Class A office building that was originally conceived and constructed as Champion Paper's world headquarters. The building is 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.
Commercial buildings that earn Energy Star recognition use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation. The building is now included on the Energy Star registry, which lists buildings that are leaders in energy efficiency. To qualify for the Energy Star certification, a building or manufacturing plant must earn a 75 or higher on the EPA’s 1-100 energy performance scale, indicating that the facility performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
“It was important for us to pursue the Energy Star certification because we are committed to creating best-in-class sustainability measures at 400 Atlantic Street,” said Scott Landis, Principal at The Landis Group. “Our team has spent considerable effort to establish practices that not only realize savings for our tenants, but also serve as examples of environmental responsibility for the entire community.”
The property has seen significant energy savings for the building’s common areas, adds Landis. Comparing results from the recent 12-month period to the previous one, there was a 31-percent reduction in electric usage and an overall savings of $617,531 in addition to a 43-percent reduction in gas usage for a total savings of $27,491.
Earlier this year, The Landis Group launched a program to enhance 400 Atlantic Street’s overall energy-efficiency in an effort to attain Energy Star certification and pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the building. The group assembled an in-house “green team” to incorporate numerous sustainable initiatives in addition to cost-cutting and energy savings strategies such as changes in electrical usage, fuel/gas consumption and hardscape management.
· Updating 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 and eliminate them on the weekends and off hours.
· Installation of electric car charging stations and reserved parking for hybrid vehicles in the parking structure.
· Replacing light bulbs in the building to realize estimated annual savings of $87,000 per year and installing occupancy sensors in all offices and conference rooms that are outfitted with a switch.
· Replacing an inefficient air compressor and equipping the new one with a time clock that ensures when the central plant goes down for the day, the main air compressors shut down as well.
· Cutting fuel consumption by installing time clocks on both boiler units and cutting operations back to 30 hours.
· 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. Using this water, management was able to irrigate the lower plaza without the use of potable water. This will not only cut down on the water usage and bill at 400 Atlantic Street, but it prevents additional run off from contaminating the ground water supply and contaminants from entering the nearby Long Island Sound.
The building is home to such high-quality corporations as UBS, American Express, The Santander Group and Harman Kardon. Currently, there is 40,000 square feet of premier space available with the ability to expand. The CBRE team of David Block and Steven Greenbush is the exclusive leasing agent for the building.
Located just 35 minutes from Manhattan, 400 Atlantic Street 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-use 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.