The Crestwood Building

2006 | Earth AwardProperty Management Company: Melaver Inc.Property Manager: Scott Doksansky

The Crestwood Building is a 94,000-square-foot commercial office building in the Northeast sub-market of Atlanta. The site is near the intersection of Interstate 85 and Pleasant Hill Road. The building is adjacent to the Marriot Hotel and the Hampton Inn. The area is surrounded by mid-level office buildings, restaurants, retail centers and residential divisions. It was constructed in 1986 and modernized in 2001 and 2006 to feature innovative techniques for water and energy savings. Sizemore Floyd was the architectural company who designed the building. The Crestwood Building is located on 6.7 acres of which approximately 2.5 acres remains wooded. The building is enveloped by a canopy of beautiful trees and native Georgian landscaping, including outdoor seating areas. In addition, to the 20,000 square foot building footprint, the site has 271 dedicated surface parking spaces with preferential parking for carpoolers. The building is also accessible by local bus lines that connect it to downtown Atlanta. The Crestwood Building is part of the Gwinnett CID. The building features three board room styled conference rooms that are available to building tenants. The conference rooms are equipped with audio/visual equipment for conference calls and plug & play internet connectivity. There are also two café style break areas with televisions and vending machines. A private fitness room with showers and lockers is provided for use by all tenants. The building has 24 hours secured access. In 2005, the Crestwood Building won the PACE award by the Clean Air Campaign for Sustainable Property Management and earned the Energy Star label from the EPA. Ownership has determined that the building is an excellent candidate for the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program under the guidelines established for existing buildings. At the time of this award, the building had been registered as a LEED-EB candidate and submittal was in process. Ownership has also developed a set of standards that guides the management of properties in their portfolio called Mark of a Difference. These standards provide a guideline for sustainable property management strategies that minimize the negative impacts of operations on the environment while enriching the communities of which they are a part through their contributions.