Skanska USA Building: Atlanta, GA
Creating a Legacy
Robert Thien, Inc.
Equipping a leased space for sustainability can be a challenge. Skanska, one of the world's 10 largest construction companies, met this challenge when constructing the interior of its Atlanta office in a downtown high rise. By optimizing access to direct light, Skanska achieved natural daylight that reaches 90% of its non-core space. Skanska surmounted challenges of incorporating sustainable principles into its leased space at 55 Allen Plaza in Atlanta by working with the landlord during the early planning stages of the project. A “Green Tour” incorporated into the design of the project educates employees and visitors about the impact of sustainable design. Reducing lighting power density by 25% earned two LEED points. Skanska demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by achieving LEED Gold certification for its Atlanta office.