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Two Buildings at Sanctuary Park Achieve LEED Gold Certification

The Falls and Lakeview II office buildings are the first projects in Alpharetta to earn certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings standard.

Atlanta, August 17, 2011 – The Falls and Lake View II office buildings at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta have received LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The buildings are the first projects in Alpharetta to receive certification under USGBC’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance standard. Jones Lang LaSalle, which is the property manager, development manager and leasing agent at Sanctuary Park, managed both LEED projects.

The Falls (228,629 square feet) and Lake View II (181,089 square feet) earned LEED Gold certification following extensive upgrades designed to improve energy efficiency. With the improvements, Lake View II achieved an ENERGY STAR score of 92 and The Falls received an ENERGY STAR score of 91, signifying that the buildings are in the top 8 percent and 9 percent, respectively, of all buildings nationwide in energy efficiency.

“Jones Lang LaSalle is committed to helping our clients implement solutions that improve the energy efficiency of buildings while creating healthier and more productive work environments,” said Clint Howell, Senior Vice President and Group Manager, LEED AP, at Jones Lang LaSalle. “We’re pleased that these two Class-A office properties have earned LEED Gold certification, and they are a testament to our firm’s, the landlord’s and Sanctuary Park’s commitment to sustainability.” 

Energy and sustainability improvements at the two buildings include:

  • On-site, storm-water fed lake, eliminating the need for potable water for irrigation.
  • Documented recycling of 71 percent of the waste stream (The Falls) and 58 percent of the waste stream (Lake View II), including normal consumables (paper, plastic, glass and aluminum), as well as fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and construction materials.  
  • Hands-free, low-flow automatic faucets and other water-conservation measures that reduce water consumption by 10 percent.
  • High-performance green-cleaning processes, green purchasing procedures and sustainable exterior management procedures.
  • Maintaining large areas of both building sites in a natural state or with native landscaping.
  • Providing a comprehensive tenant education program in the LEED certification effort and sustainability best practices.
The USGBC’s LEED certification program is the established industry benchmark recognizing the most energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. The Falls and Lake View II join Stonebridge III (LEED Silver) as the second and third LEED-certified buildings at Sanctuary Park. In addition, five buildings at the park have earned ENERGY STAR certification. Located off of Georgia Highway 400 in the North Fulton submarket of Atlanta, Sanctuary Park is a 150-acre master-planned development.
Project partners for The Falls and Lake View II LEED projects include Sustainable Options (LEED consultant), HESM&A Consulting Engineers (commissioning consultant), AEC Inc. (civil engineering consultant), ABM (janitorial partner), Highgrove Partners (landscaping partner) and Allgood Pest Control (pest management).
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $45.3 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,