Sunday, September 21, 2014

“B” Green in Ballantyne Corporate Park

“B” GreenBissell understands the value and importance of environmental sustainability. Bissell has completed nearly two million square feet of LEED Gold certified office space in Ballantyne Corporate Park and continues to develop more new construction and core and shell LEED-certified buildings than any other private developers in the Carolinas. Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, a Bissell property, is also LEED-certified. 

What is LEED?

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass over 14,000 projects in 50 US States and 30 countries covering 1.062 billion square feet (99 km²) of development area.

Who Uses LEED?

Architects, real estate professionals, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, construction managers, lenders and government officials all use LEED to help transform the built environment to sustainability.

What are the Benefits of Building Green?

  • Superior Air Quality
  • Abundant Natural Light and views of the outdoors
  • Lower Energy Demand
  • Increased employee satisfaction by creating a comfortable place to work
  • Recognition as Environmental Leaders
  • Lower carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions
  • Less storm water runoff
  • Less demand on drinking water supplies
  • Less solid waste; longer life for landfills
  • Less traffic congestion

Corporate Benefits Include:

  • Design for Lifetime Customers
  • Risk Management
  • Increased Competitive Advantage
  • Cost Reduction
  • Product Differentiation
  

Energy Management

  

Bissell takes great pride in its efforts to conserve energy, preserve the environment and implement Green building initiatives. 

Contact Bissell's Property Services Department to arrange for a free audit of energy consumption and offer suggestions for future energy savings. 

See the 10 Ways to be a Green Tenant flyer for more information about sustainability in the workplace.

Green Links

  

Here are some references regarding energy management and protecting the environment:


Recycle Your Computers

  

Properly dispose of them
by contacting one of the following:



eCycleSecure
ISO 9001 and 14001 Registered
Electronics Recycling & Digital Data Destruction

1500 North Graham Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 376-1116
www.eCycleSecure.com

Goodwill
goodwillsp.org/computers

City County Government Foxhole
17131 Lancaster Hwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 341-0176

How We Recycle



Bissell is committed to assisting tenants in recycling efforts.


The following materials are recycled in Ballantyne Corporate Park:
• White paper • Envelopes
• Magazines • Phone books
• Newspapers • Aluminum drink cans
• Plastic bottles • Glass containers


Please speak with your property management team for further details on your building’s trash and recycle program.

Green Awards

USGBC Sustainable Business Award NAIOP Sustainable Business Award Aloft LEED Certification
Bissell was honored with a Sustainable Business Award in Building Operations & Management at the Charlotte Chapter of the USGBC’s Green Gala in 2012. The Bissell organization is dedicated to excellence in operational efficiency and promoting sustainable practices within its office environment as well as among the community Bissell has received the NAIOP Sustainable Development Award for the Boyle and Harris Office Buildings. NAIOP, the largest Commercial Real Estate Development Association in the country, thoroughly evaluated Bissell based on a variety of sustainable attributes, including:
  • Company Commitment
  • Project History
  • Economic Analysis
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Accessibility
  • Innovation
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne was LEED certified in 2010.
USGBC LEED Gold Awards The Charlotte Business Journal's Green Awards - 2008 Audubon International Certificate of Achievement
In 2010, the Irby building earned USGBC LEED Gold
Certification. Shortly after, Hayes, Harris, Boyle
and Everett followed suit.
The Charlotte Business Journal’s Green Awards
2008 recognized Bissell for:
  • Green Commercial New Construction
    Project
  • Green For-Profit Business
  • Green Building Management Project
Ballantyne Corporate Park is proud of its Certificate
of Achievement with Audubon International
for its Environmental Planning.
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