Posted on March 15, 2021
When the TBCo Atlanta branch decided to make a location change in 2020, they went all in, moving to the first LEED certified Tom Barrow Company location. Not only is the new facility centrally located in the city of Atlanta, offering easy access for pick-up and delivery, as part of its Silver LEED certification, the 129,000 square foot building features a fleet of rooftop solar panels.
Former home of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the facility was built and LEED certified in 2004. The environmental and energy savings benefits of using solar panels are continually tracked, and snapshots of the savings can now be viewed on the TBCo website homepage.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a green building rating system developed and run by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is available to commercial construction, new home construction and neighborhood developments. It was created to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability and improve occupant health and well-being, while reducing negative environmental impacts. As stated on the USGBC website, healthy people in healthy places equals a healthy economy.
To become LEED Certified, a project must meet a minimum set of requirements laid out in the LEED rating system. After meeting the minimum requirements, a project may generate additional credits by pursuing more in-depth green building practices. The total number of credits earned results in a Silver, Gold, or Platinum LEED designation.
TBCo Atlanta is proud to hold a Silver LEED certification level.