Going PCM Green

Ponce City Market earned LEED Core & Shell certification at the Gold level for the two-million-square-foot, 1920s-era, adaptive reuse space in an urban and transit-friendly location. The Flats at Ponce City Market also earned LEED for Homes certification at the Gold level certification. 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 is an investment and management company focused on income-producing real estate in the United States. Since 1983, Jamestown has expanded into a national, vertically integrated real estate operator with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and Cologne, Germany with additional offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. All real estate acquisition, asset management, leasing, property management, and marketing activities are led from the U.S. offices.

Jamestown is widely regarded for its expertise in adaptive reuse projects and currently owns several nationally renowned projects including the Innovation and Design Building in Boston, Massachusetts, and Industry City in Brooklyn, New York. Jamestown prides itself in cultivating a unique sense of place in each community it works with.

Ponce City Market is a development focused on sustainability. 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 a long history of expertise in environmentally-sensitive land development, walkable street design, and green construction practices and operations. It 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 kW 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.