Brandsmart. First Commercial LEED Building in North Georgia


The new Brandsmart store that is being constructed at I85 and Buford dr in Gwinnett County is more than meets the eye.  This store has been designed and is being constructed to LEED standards, making it the first commercial building in north Georgia to adhere to these standards.

What is LEED?

LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

What is Brandsmart doing in these areas?

  • They are using none of the municipality’s water supply.  They are doing this by using a unique system of underground cisterns, reclaiming, and recycling their water.
  • Landscaping that requires very little water and can survive long droughts.
  • Waterless toilets
  • Skylights equipped with computer-controlled mirrors directing daylight into the store’s interior for more use than contemporary skylights.

Keep up the good work Brandsmart!

Print Green USA, Inc is a proud member of Green In Gwinnett Area GIGA, and the Chairman’s Club at the Gwinnett Chamber.


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6 Responses to “Brandsmart. First Commercial LEED Building in North Georgia”

  1. canute tinnie Says:

    The Gwinnett Career Center located in Norcross, Georgia is currently taking applications for the new Brandsmark USA store.


  2. AflacGa Says:

    Small step for Brandsmart; One giant step for mankind.

    Great content on your blogs, good read.


  3. Karen Says:

    I have been watching this organization for a few months and have seen GIGA’s name and Mr. Chronicle’s name more and more frequently. My hat’s off to their efforts.


  4. Alan Says:

    It’s coming along well. James-I wonder if they would give a “green tour” when its completed?


  5. execumama Says:

    Glad to hear this. It’s a start…


  6. Maria Says:

    The new library being built in Hamilton Mill will also be LEED, I believe it will be LEED silver but I’m not sure.


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