Servidyne, Inc., a building performance efficiency and real estate company, announced that its consulting engineers successfully guided the historic Hurt Building in downtown Atlanta in its achievement of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB: O&M) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The 18-story Hurt Building, designed in 1913, is the first commercial building in downtown Atlanta to achieve the prestigious LEED-EB Gold certification, which denotes a high-level of commitment to sustainable operations and maintenance of an existing facility.

Servidyne was selected in 2008 to manage the building's certification process and ensure that the operations and maintenance practices would meet the stringent standards. Servidyne developed sustainability policies for the facility, including standards for exterior building management, green cleaning, waste management and sustainable purchasing practices.

“The Hurt Building was one of the very first skyscrapers ever built in Atlanta, and as such is an important historical icon for the city,” said Alan R. Abrams, Servidyne's chairman, president and CEO. “Successfully achieving the LEED-EB Gold rating for this landmark building is a remarkable accomplishment for our company and for HGI, and represents a significant moment in our city's history. This building is one of downtown Atlanta's only remaining structures from the early twentieth century, and its classic architecture is truly breathtaking. For it now to be recognized as a model of environmental stewardship makes it all the more striking. I am particularly proud of the high level of expertise and support that our team was able to provide for such an important project.”

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