Raising the Standards
From the beginning, Bissell has recognized the importance of creating environmental sustainability within our office environment as well as among customers and the community. Over two decades ago, Ballantyne’s master planners began their commitment to creating a strong infrastructure from family farmland.
Long stewards of the environment, Bissell remains committed to sustainable business practices. Bissell continues to evaluate energy management, water conservation, recycling efforts and more to ensure we are implementing the most effective and environmentally-friendly practices.
Bissell exemplifies responsible development. With more than two million square feet of LEED® Gold-certified office space in Ballantyne Corporate Park, Bissell continues to develop more new construction and core and shell LEED-certified buildings than any other private developer in the Carolinas. Bissell is compliant with LEED requirements regarding smoking areas’ distance from buildings and air intakes. Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, a Bissell hotel, is also LEED-certified.
The importance of sustainability is also at the foundation of Bissell’s landscaping functions.
Bissell is committed to maintaining a healthy ecosystem for animal life.
Bissell has installed 60 Eastern Bluebird nesting boxes throughout the golf course and the balance of Ballantyne Corporate Park to provide a safe nesting environment for the bluebirds. Since the program started in February 2010, tenants and members of the community have shown a vested interest in participating through sponsoring their own nesting boxes.
If you or your company would like to sponsor a bluebird box, the cost is $40 (cash or check only). Box sponsorship covers the cost of materials and a plaque for the box with your name or company name. Each box will be numbered and data is reported annually to the Audubon nest box census. The Eastern Bluebird boxes are an instrumental piece of Ballantyne’s Audubon Program for the community.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your company is interested in sponsoring a bluebird nesting box in Ballantyne.
Bissell is committed to educating its tenants about the importance of sustainability.
Bissell strives for continuous improvement in sustainability, driven by the opportunity to further enhance its daily practices. Please contact our LEED Team if we may be of assistance.