Carter Wins PACE Award for Work at Atlantic Station

ATLANTA (Nov. 17, 2009) – Last week was a big week for Carter’s industry-leading green efforts in property management. 

PACE2009 004 On Nov. 10, the Clean Air Campaign – in conjunction with local transportation management associations (TMAs) and Ride Smart – presented its 2009 PACE Awards to companies that have implemented effective programs to reduce traffic and improve air quality. Carter won the PACE Award in the Property Management Company category for our green efforts at the office buildings we manage at Atlantic Station.

The two other finalists were Cousins Properties for 999 Peachtree and Manulife Financial for Ashford Green.

Here’s what the Clean Air Campaign said about Carter’s green initiative AtlanticStation, where we manage three office towers (171 17th Street, 201 17th Streetand 271 17th Street):

“Carter manages three multi-tenant office buildings at Atlantic Station with a total occupancy of 1900. Nearly one-third of those have registered to log their clean commutes online. The office buildings are environmentally friendly, having earned both ENERGY STAR and LEED Silver certification. Carter sells transit passes on site, and also provides a wide variety of amenities that enable people to take care of errands without getting into their cars. Carter also offers a bike share program that gives tenants free access to bikes for short trips during the workday. Carter has worked with ASAP+, its local TMA, on creative promotions to encourage commute alternative use, including this summer’s Clean Commute Challenge which resulted in a 20 percent increase in participation.”

Carter is honored to have our effort recognized by the Clean Air Campaign. Our Property & Facility Management group will continue to find ways to make the buildings we manage more energy efficient. Stay tuned for some excited news about an innovative new program we just kicked off.

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