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Building/Project Details

Building/Project NameNCR Corporate Headquarters, Spring at 8th Building/Project Size7,4322.4 sqm
Building/Project Typecommercial Address Spring Street Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States Region americas

Performance Details

Net Zero Operational Carbon

Buildings or developments that are verified and certified as “net zero operational energy and/or carbon.” The building should demonstrate the highest levels of energy efficiency with the use of either renewables generated onsite or renewable energy procured offsite.

Achieved Certification Scheme: LEED Platinum
Other Achieved Certification Scheme and Level: Dual LEED Platinum Core and Shell and Corporate Interiors Energy Use Intensity (EUI) (kWh/m2/yr): 35 kBTU/SF/year Offsite Renewable Energy Procured (kWh/yr): 250,000 kWh Verification Year: 2019

Tell us your story

Spring @ 8th is the new, LEED Platinum corporate headquarters for NCR, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies. NCR’s software, hardware and portfolio of services account for nearly 550 million transactions. NCR approached Cousins Properties to develop a new class of office building on a site in close proximity to Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta. In 2017, the project became the first LEED Core & Shell Platinum Certified project in Georgia. During early design, Cousins Properties challenged Integral Group with designing building systems supporting LEED Platinum certification that balance water- and energy-efficiency with resilience and cost.

SITE WATER SYSTEMS: The site water table required that foundation dewatering be integrated into the project. In lieu of the typical de-watering approach of harvest and disposal, a reuse approach was proposed and implemented. Site water balance defined an 80% reduction in base building potable water demand through the harvesting, treatment and reuse of contaminated groundwater and rainwater. A cost-benefit analysis determined that a simple payback of 12 months for implementation of a harvesting, treatment and reuse system. Groundwater is being harvested treated and reused. SITE

ENERGY SYSTEMS: The project represents a 35% reduction in utility power consumption relative to an ASHRAE 90.1 Baseline at an Energy Use Intensity of 35 kBTU/SF/year. An on-site, 160kW solar PV array over open-air portion of parking deck predicted to generate 250,000 kWh of renewable power annually. Through collaborative, integrated design, the cost premium on the developer’s initial project budget to deliver the building energy system represented less than 0.5% of the total budget.

Submitter's Details

OrganisationIntegral Group Member of GBCUSGBC, CaGBC,GBCA

In 2017, the project became the first LEED Core & Shell Platinum Certified project in Georgia.