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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — April 27 - May 10, 2018 — 23B


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lasgow. VA — Mo- hawk Industries an- nounced that it has Rating systemprovides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient & cost-saving green buildings Mohawk Industries receives LEEDGold certification for renovated showroom at the Glasgow, VA G ergy Star certified. • Virtually all showroom lighting fixtures include oc- cupancy sensors. efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and other sustainable attri- butes.

tainability, project solutions and operational excellence. This commitment can be seen in how we approach the same rigorous certifications that our very products help customers achieve.” The facility, located in Vir- ginia’s Shenandoah Valley, manufactures carpet tile and plank for the flooring com- pany’s Mohawk Group com- mercial brand. The renovated showroom, which showcases Mohawk Group’s carpet tile, broadloom and hard surface portfolio, will be used as an initial connection point for contract customers visiting the site as part of Mohawk’s mill tour experience and as meeting space for internal and external stakeholders, the company said. The re-envisioned show- room achieved LEED Gold by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in energy

“Market transformation hap- pens one building at a time. Mohawk understands the value of LEED and has long been a respected champion of sustainability, reshaping their sector. The success of LEED is due to the partnership and support of those committed to advancing green building and sustainability. Each new LEED certification brings us one step closer to revolution- izing our built environment, and to create a better future for all.” The Mohawk team imple- mented several strategic oper- ations in design and construc- tion, including the following: • All construction waste generated on-site was diverted from the landfill. • All finishes used in the showroom’s interior are com- prised of low-emitting materi- als. • All appliances installed in the showroom space are En-

been awarded LEED Gold certification for its renovated showroom at the Glasgow com- mercial carpet tilemanufactur- ing facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating sys- tem in the world. Available for virtually all building, commu- nity and home project types, the rating system provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. “LEED certification for our Glasgow showroom is another inspiring chapter in our com- pany’s sustainability story,” said George Bandy , vice pres- ident of commercial marketing and sustainability for Mohawk Industries. “Our investment in the customer experience reinforces our dedication to better design, innovation, sus- NEWARK, NJ — Construc- tion has reached the mid-way point at Paramount Assets’ William Flats, a luxury mul- tifamily rental property in Newark. Located at 869 Broad St.– between Teachers Vil- lage and Prudential Center in the heart of the city’s historic Four Corners neighborhood – the redevelopment centers on the adaptive reuse of the for- mer United Women’s Garment Workers’ Union headquarters property. Paramount Assets is trans- forming the building into 37 luxury apartments along with ground-floor retail. With an emphasis on bringing “green” elements into an urban setting, the design features a four-story open-air courtyard core with a vertical garden and landscaped deck. The retail component will offer neighborhood conve- niences for residents and the community. “We set out to create a mul- tifamily offering that comple- ments its neighborhood and

LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) gives project teams the op- portunity to develop indoor spaces that are better for the planet and for people. More than 93,000 commercial and institutional projects are cur- rently participating in LEED, comprising more than 19.7 billion square feet of construc- tion space in all 50 states and across 167 countries and ter- ritories. “The Glasgow showroom LEED certification demon- strates Mohawk’s tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam , president and CEO, USGBC.

• Only LED lighting was specified, helping to reduce lighting power by nearly 67 percent over code. • Almost one third of ma- terials taken from the origi- nal space were repurposed, salvaged and reused in the renovation. “This certification is the perfect complement to our strides in corporate social re- sponsibility and sustainability and the work done by our as- sociates here in Glasgow,” said Todd Shail, vice president of commercial manufacturing. “Our Virginia plant employees pour their hearts into their work here—this showroom is a meaningful customer- facing representation of the innovation that takes place both inside and outside of the plant.”  two-story wall with the help of a trellis,” Dunn said. “The entire courtyard, dotted with benches, will bring a bit of nature to Wil- liam Flats residents – offering a peaceful getaway in the heart of a bustling urban downtown.”  cases and developments from 2017. They also shared their insights from the Centerdale litigation and weighed in on the court’s ruling that a potentially responsible party had sufficient cause for non-compliance with an EPA Unilateral Admin- istrative Order, because the selected remedy, in part, was arbitrary. Gullace is co-practice leader of the firm’s NJ practice, is a partner in the firm’s environ- mental litigation group, and is also regularly called upon by clients to handle site reme- diation matters and complex negotiations with government entities and private parties. 

Adaptive reuse construction reachesmid-way point at Paramount Assets’ William Flats in Newark, NJ

Amazon and other deliveries, a recreation room and gym. WilliamFlats’ vertical garden, or “live wall” is a distinctive fea- ture of this urban development. “This environmentally friendly mini-garden will grow along a

MGKF partner Gullacemoderates ABA webinar “Superfund Year-In-Review”

Philadelphia, PA — Partner John Gullace of the environmental, energy, liti-

gation, safe- ty and land use law firm o f Manko , G o l d , Katcher & Fo x , LLP (MGKF) re- cently mod- e r a t ed t he

William Flats

symbolizes the continuation of Newark’s revitalization,” said Paramount Assets’ Richard Dunn , senior vice president. Paramount Assets has pre- served elements of the original building, including its archi- tecturally distinctive façade, while incorporating modern

conveniences into the property’s studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Residents will enjoy high ceilings, LED lighting, high-efficiency cooling and heat- ing, washer/dryer outlets, and integrated video surveillance intercom. Amenities include a secured package room for

John Gullace

American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Ener- gy, and Resources (ABA SEER) program entitled, “Superfund Year-In-Review”. During this one-hour pro- gram, the panel reviewed select

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