Excellence in Sustainability

The Ballantyne® campus has decades of commitment to green-friendly development and business practices which helped earn Northwood Office the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award two years in a row.

Pond and Cullman Park
Ballantyne Buildings


Master-Planned Commitment

Long stewards of the environment, the Ballantyne community remains committed to sustainable business practices. Northwood continues to evaluate energy management, water conservation, recycling efforts and more to ensure we implement the most effective and environmentally-friendly procedures.

Costar drone photo of Overlook Building

By the Numbers

Sustainability Snapshot

  • 2.5M SF Leed® Certified Space
  • ALL Buildings are ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • 24 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • 10 Parking Decks with 100% LED Lighting
  • 60+ Eastern Bluebird Nesting Boxes for Safe Nesting Environment
  • 85% Suspended Solids Eliminated from Storm Water Runoff
Ballantyne Bees

Ballantyne Apiary

Honeybee Hives

Ballantyne's Backyard is home to 11 honeybee hives. The apiary is maintained by certified beekeeper Robert Suydam of the Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association (MCBA). Ballantyne wildflower honey can be found at Northwood’s community events, Ballantyne area hotels and available for online purchase.

Bluebird image

Bluebird Boxes

Nesting Program

The Ballantyne campus is home to 60+ Eastern Bluebird Nesting Boxes to provide a safe nesting environment. Northwood partners with Queens University students to help monitor the boxes and report on developments of the nesting program.