Brownfield Projects involve transitioning a used property into something else. Whereas a “Greenfield Project” builds on unused land, brownfield Projects are often built on contaminated land with the goal of cleaning it up and making it useable. Creating a project on a polluted property obviously has more limitations than starting from scratch. In the case of Atlantic Station, the Environmental Protection Agency got involved to create a Green Star Plan to ensure that not only would the property be cleaned up, but that it would be green and sustainable going forward.All aspects of concern were addressed-land, air and water.
- they made sure to recycle 132,000 tons of concrete
- Almost all buildings on the complex are LED certified with insulated roofs and double paned windows
- included the first large scale offices in America to be constructed solely of timber which leaves a smaller carbon footprint than steel
- aimed to create walkable society to encourage a shift away from vehicle dependency
Atlantic Station’s history of pollution played a huge role in creating the plan for Atlantic Station.