Charlotte, NC (October 8, 2009) – 1927 South Tryon Street announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The 1927 South Tryon Street project, a Crosland project developed by Merrifield Partners, offers a +/- 82,000 s.f. of Class A commercial condominiums for purchase. This project gives companies and individuals the ability to invest in the very highly sought after SouthEnd corridor. Conveniently located near the intersection of South Tryon and Doggett Streets, this project is in the center of one of the most active areas of town, with easy access to major roadways, the interstate and downtown, and is in close proximity to the amenities the areas has to offer. Current owners in the building are Optima Engineering, LEAD Technology and SFCS Architects.

1927 South Tryon Street achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

LEED Certification of 1927 South Tryon Street was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Alternative Transportation
    • Public Transportation Access
    • Bicycle Storage & Changing Rooms
    • Parking Area For Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    • Parking Capacity
  • Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
  • Construction Water Use Reduction: 20% to 30% Reduction
  • Construction Waste Management: Divert 50% to 75% From Disposal
  • Recycled Content
  • Regional Materials: 10% to 20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally
  • Certified Wood
  • Construction IAQ Management Plan: During Construction
  • Low-Emitting Materials: Paints & Coatings
  • Low-Emitting Materials: Carpet Systems
  • Thermal Comfort: Design
  • Daylight & Views: Views for 90% of Spaces
  • Innovation in Design
    • Educational Signage Tour
    • Green Housekeeping
    • Water Use Reduction – 40%


“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation. As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, 1927 South Tryon Street is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”

Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, USGBC


U.S. Green Building Council

The Washington, D.C. based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010. The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporation and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.


The USGBC’s LEED green building certification and rating system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 35,000 projects are currently participating in the LEED system, comprising over 5.6 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 91 countries.


About Merrifield Partners

Merrifield Partners, an affiliate of Crosland, is one of Charlotte’s leading office and industrial development and brokerage firms. Operating as Crosland Commercial for many years, Merrifield Partners developed a portfolio of over 2,500 acres of land and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space. For more information, visit

About Crosland

Founded in 1937, Crosland is one of the Southeast’s leading diversified real estate companies. Its expertise in retail, multifamily, office, land development and general contracting enables it to be an innovator in multi- and mixed-use development.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Crosland has offices in Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa and Nashville, and develops, builds and manages properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia. The privately held company’s current portfolio has a market value exceeding $1 billion. For more detail,