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Cox Enterprises Awarded LEED Gold

October 7, 2013 By Linda Hardesty

Cox Conserves logoThe US Green Building Council awarded LEED Gold to Cox Enterprises for its 600,000-sq-foot facility, part of Cox Enterprises’ corporate campus in Sandy Springs, Ga.

Cox achieved LEED certification for implementing measurable strategies aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Energy and Water Conservation:

  • A free-standing solar canopy produces 139 MWh of energy annually and provides shade for cars. This is one of Cox’s 26 alternative energy projects across the nation.
  • Irrigation systems use captured nuisance groundwater stored in a 15,000 gallon underground cistern, eliminating the need for potable irrigation water.
  • Low-flow faucets and toilets and waterless urinals are featured throughout the building.
  • A high-efficiency HVAC system minimizes energy use during off-peak times.
  • The buildings use energy-efficient flourescent fixtures, as well as occupancy sensors and lighting controls to adjust usage based on exterior lighting conditions.

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