Sustainability2018-01-11T12:37:51+00:00
Sustainability

For 25 years we’ve been focused on sustainability. And we’re just getting started.

Becoming part of Pepper Place allows our tenants to say what other small businesses can’t—that they’re dedicated to doing business sustainably. The strides we’ve made in green initiatives belong to everyone at Pepper Place, and so will the innovations in the years to come. We offer:

  Extensive outdoor spaces and gathering spots

  Overall wayfinding and signage to unify the Pepper Place experience

  Upgrades for green and sustainability features

  $2M+ in grants and investments to provide better connectivity

  Innovative architecture and landscape design

Sustainability Map

For 25 years we’ve been focused on sustainability. And we’re just getting started.

Becoming part of Pepper Place allows our tenants to say what other small businesses can’t—that they’re dedicated to doing business sustainably. The strides we’ve made in green initiatives belong to everyone at Pepper Place, and so will the innovations in the years to come. We offer:

  Extensive outdoor spaces and gathering spots

  Overall wayfinding and signage to unify the Pepper Place experience

  Upgrades for green and sustainability features

  $2M+ in grants and investments to provide better connectivity 

  Innovative architecture and landscape design

Sustainability Map

Sustainability

AUTOMATIC LIGHTS

YOU’LL REALLY LIGHT UP THE PLACE

When you walk into a room at Pepper Place you might notice the lights flash on. The automatic lighting systems found throughout Pepper Place ensure no photon is wasted lighting up an empty room. Also, it feels like a super power.

LOW-FLOW TOILETS

DO GOOD WORK!

Flushing at Pepper Place is 33% more efficient than at most other places. This is thanks to our low-flow toilets. If you’re like us, you don’t want to be a drain on the fresh water supply. Now you don’t have to lose it when you use it.

CFL/LED LIGHTING

THESE LITTLE LIGHTS OF OURS

We will spread the good word about the LED—the Light Emitting Diode. Its efficiency is unparalleled, its light is cool and bright, and it’s in almost every socket at Pepper Place. It’s a small improvement in becoming more energy efficient, but the devil’s in the details.

LOW-VOC PAINT

TAKE A WHIFF OF THAT

Amidst the exotic aromas now entering your nose—the coffee and sizzling fajitas, the rising bread and pungent rosemary—you will not catch a whiff of the low-VOC paint throughout the Martin Biscuit Building. Step inside for some fresh air.

SKYLIGHTS

SUNSHINE ON OUR SHOULDERS MAKES US HAPPY

(IT’S SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN)

Whenever we get a chance, we let a little sunshine in. You’ll notice skylights throughout Pepper Place, not just because natural light reduces energy use; it also lets in vitamin-D that helps build strong bones, improve moods, and enhance daydreams.

PERMEABLE PAVING

WALK ON HOLEY GROUND

Did you know Birmingham gets more water every year than Seattle? We want that water to return to the soil quickly and efficiently, so we incorporated permeable pavers into our landscape architecture.

REFLECTIVE ROOF

BEYOND THE PALE 

You won’t see the mysterious, revolutionary, energy-efficient technology installed on the 6,000 square foot roof of the Pepper Place building, so you’ll have to take our word for it: It’s white. That’s right. White roofing material reflects 90% of sunlight reducing heat, conserving power, and lasting three times longer than the industry standard.

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS

WE’RE VERY SUPERFICIAL

Quartz is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s so common, in fact, that when you’re in our restroom it’s right under your nose. These quartz countertops are naturally formed and sustainably sourced, their sealed surfaces don’t let bacteria in, and they will last a really long time. That’s a counter you can count on.