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Abercorn Common

LEED Strategies and sustainable features:

  • Silver LEED Certified
  • Part of the country’s first all retail, LEED Core and Shell project.
  • During the renovation of Abercorn Common, 85% of the construction debris was recycled or reused.
  • Daylighting for 75% of the indoor spaces and views for over 90% of the indoor spaces
  • Vegetative “green” roof – provides a natural habitat and insulation for the building.
  • Roofing accomplishes Urban Heat Island requirements using white membrane roofing, and “green” roof areas. This helps to keep the interior of the building cooler by reflecting the radiant heat from the sun. In addition, the high-efficiency light fixtures and HVAC equipment reduce electricity consumption by 25%.
  • The construction utilized materials with high recycled content and regionally produced construction materials to reduce development impact.
  • The parking lot has sections of pervious pavement. Rainwater soaks through this pavement and is filtered naturally and added back to the water table.
  • Solar Hot Water heating provides tenants with free hot water heating
  • Use of sustainably harvested wood, as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, for 100% of wood products in the project.
  • Vegetative roof – provides a natural habitat and insulation for the building, while reducing stormwater run-off along with an on site infiltration ditch.
  • 100% of irrigation water provided by cistern-fed rainwater harvested at Abercorn Common
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures have reduced water usage by more than 50%.

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Project Size: 16,620 Sq. Ft.

Categories: Mixed-Use, Our Work, Retail