The Atlanta Midtown Alliance awarded Bank of America Plaza with a Green level designation in its EcoDistrict Luminary Program
Online PR News – 16-October-2014 – Atlanta, GA – Bank of America Plaza is proud to be recognized as a Midtown EcoDistrict Luminary at the Green level by Midtown Alliance. The award is given to companies and buildings that “meet high environmental performance criteria in the areas of energy, water, waste and transportation.” The Luminary program focuses on four main sustainability components: measurement, planning, performance, and encouragement.
"Bank of America Plaza is delighted to help do our part to make Midtown a great place to live and work," said Dyron Dinsmore, Senior Property Manager. "We appreciate the recognition from Midtown Alliance and look forward to continued collaboration to support sustainable growth in Midtown."
Bank of America Plaza earned the Green Luminary designation for a number of sustainability initiatives. A recent water conservation upgrade has drastically reduced water use for the skyscrapers indoor and outdoor systems, electric vehicle charging stations were added to encourage sustainable commuter options, and smart building upgrades to the HVAC system have increased energy efficiency.
“Midtown Alliance congratulates Bank of America Plaza for embracing sustainability and contributing to the greening of Midtown,” said Kevin Green, President and CEO of Midtown Alliance. “With your help, Midtown is well on its way to becoming one of the most sustainable districts in the U.S.”
The Midtown EcoDistrict was created by Midtown Alliance in 2013 on the heels of a major sustainability planning initiative - Greenprint Midtown - as a platform for the community to collaborate on initiatives that result in improved environmental and economic performance. This initiative aims to position Midtown as one of the most livable, vibrant and sustainable districts in the U.S.
About Midtown Alliance
Midtown Alliance is a non-profit membership organization and a coalition of leading business and community leaders – united in our commitment to Midtown as a premiere destination for commerce, culture, education and living. Governed by a board of the district's top private sector leaders, our mission is to improve and sustain the quality of life for those who live, work and play here. The Alliance accomplishes this goal through a comprehensive approach to planning and development that includes initiatives to enhance public safety, improve the physical environment, and strengthen the urban amenities which give the area its unique character. Guided by a visionary master plan – Blueprint Midtown – and in partnership with the Midtown Improvement District, Midtown has become a national model for urban excellence.
About Bank of America Plaza
As the tallest office building in the Southeastern United States, Bank of America Plaza Atlanta stands at the pinnacle of the Atlanta skyline, serving as the anchor between the Midtown and Downtown neighborhoods. This Atlanta skyscraper features 1.3 million square feet of prime office space in 55 stories, topped off with a 50-ton gold leaf spire. The multi-million dollar amenity and sustainability renovation will be completed in 2014, including transformations of the building’s lobby, west wing, dining area, cafe, sundry shop, fitness center and conference areas. For companies looking to enhance their image and status, Bank of America Plaza Atlanta stands above the rest. For more building news and social events, follow or likes us on Twitter and Facebook at BoAPlazaAtlanta.