Going PCM Green

Ponce City Market is pursuing a LEED Core & Shell Silver certification in the two-million-square-foot, 1920s-era, adaptive reuse space in an urban and transit-friendly location. By installing water-efficient fixtures and landscaping, reclaiming rain water and other building-generated water, and using the latest in LED lighting and efficient HVAC systems in the base building, Ponce City Market offers tenants a space that is sustainable and efficient to operate for years to come.

Sustainability Facts

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Jamestown’s investment in the adaptive reuse and physical restoration of the historic Sears, Roebuck and Co. building is not only an economically and socially responsible move, but an environmentally responsible initiative that is integral to its corporate policies and practices.

Jamestown has been in business for over 25 years as a real estate investment and management company with a focus on high-quality, income-producing properties, and specializing in the construction, rehabilitation and repositioning of projects. The Jamestown portfolio includes urban cornerstone projects centered around prominent historic renovations, including White Provisions in Atlanta, Chelsea Market in New York, and Chattanooga’s Warehouse Row.

Ponce City Market is Jamestown’s latest development focused on sustainability. The green development arm of the company, Jamestown Development and Construction (JDC), has more than a decade of expertise in environmentally-sensitive land development, walkable street design, and green construction practices and operations. The JDC team also has national experience in the redevelopment of post-industrial brownfield sites, the development of high and mid-density residential and commercial properties, and development using comprehensive environmental sustainability practices.


Green Features

A 20 kWh solar array on Suzuki School’s roof powers the equivalent of 8 classrooms.

Over 99% of the original 1926 hardwoods in the base building were re-used, saving the CO2 emissions equivalent of 6 tanker trucks of gasoline.

Zipcars, EV charging stations, a tenant shuttle to MARTA, space for over 500 bikes, bike valet and a direct connection to the BeltLine make PCM one of the most accessible buildings in Atlanta by alternative forms of transportation.

A green roof filters rainwater and, along with light colored granite pavers, combat Altanta’s heat island effect.

PCM teamed up with City of Atlanta and Georgia Power to install the first LED street lights on a city street along Glen Iris Drive.

High efficiency bathroom fixtures save 6.5 million gallons of water a year, the equivalent of 10 Olympic sized swimming pools.

PCM’s adaptation of the building generated over 50,000 tons of waste, of which over 98% was recycled. That is the equivalent of 4.2 Eiffel towers, 187 Statues of Liberty, or 3,363 school buses.

Water from a spring underneath the building is used to supply make-up water to the air conditioning systems, reducing PCM’s demand on the municipal system.