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Colony Square Hosts Eco-Event Series for World Green Building Week

Midtown property aims to raise awareness of and highlight sustainable practices at work, home and in the community.

Colony Square in Midtown is in the midst of hosting a series of eco-inspired events during World Green Building Week (WGBW), which began Monday and continues through Friday.

Each event has been designed to spotlight the green initiatives of both Tishman Speyer, the property management company that runs the multi-use complex, and the building’s retail and office tenants. At the same time, the WGBW events will educate the community about small, sustainable practices that make a big difference

The week’s events will include a community farmer’s market, an after-work cocktail party and an “Eco-lounge” experience. Programs will be sponsored by Colony Square, building tenants, and external vendors, all of whom are working to help decrease the carbon footprint. All three events are completely free and open to the public.

“Over the last five years, Colony Square has been working to improve performance and overall building efficiency,” Colony Square Senior Property Manager Rebecca Holland said in a news release. "This week is an opportunity for us to educate people on the amazing “green efforts” that are taking place at Colony Square and around the world. Our goal is to get people engaged, focused, and excited about making our community one of the greenest in the nation.”  

Colony Square joins Tishman Speyer properties from across their global portfolio and more than 60,000 sustainable commercial developers globally who are participating in World Green Building Week at their respective properties.

Colony Square was constructed in the early 1970s as Atlanta's original mixed-use project. Today, Colony Square is a state-of-the-art, amenity filled, bustling complex offering tenants efficient office space, residential condominiums, a hotel (the W hotel) and a retail mall. The two office towers, totaling 700,000 square feet, provide tenants with a variety of options, with 14,400 square foot floor plates in the 100 Tower to 19,000 square foot floor plates in the 400 Tower.

Brief event descriptions of Colony Square’s events are as follows:

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 – “Colony Square Community Green Market”

4:00 – 7:00 PM

This event will be held in the main Peachtree St. courtyard and will feature a range of vendors offering fresh products from local dairies, farms and gardens as well as other locally made green food items. Open to the entire Midtown community, the market will feature live music and possibly a cookbook signing by a local chef.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 thru FRIDAY, Sept 21 – “Green Office Trunk Show/Eco-Lounge”

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

This experience will showcase an “eco-lounge,” a mock office lobby/living space that incorporates furnishings and lighting from green vendors who specifically focus on office furnishings, office supplies and office services that are designed to be eco-friendly.

Promotional materials from Colony Square’s green vendors will be available as reading material and a large screen TV/Video Monitor will play a video that provides an overview of the current sustainability practices of Colony Square, featuring call outs for each of our green vendors.

An Eco-lounge host will be on hand during open hours to promote and explain the space to guests. Experts are also expected to stop by during lunch hours to meet and greet guest in an informal setting.

THURSDAY, Sept 20“The Green Scene”

5:00 – 7:00 PM

This will be a casual after-work meet & greet/cocktail party upstairs on the Plaza Level Patio that honors local sustainability champions and experts. All tenants along with sponsors and GWBC Week participants will be invited. It will include light appetizers provided by a green catering company, a signature green cocktail, beer, wine and live music.

A small group of special “Green Expert” guests have been confirmed and will be introduced to guests and invited to speak for 2-3 minutes about w they are, what they do and how they are contributing to the greening of the community.

- Colony Square contributed to this story

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