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Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — May 31 - June 13, 2013 — A


Energy efficiency solutions to Bucks County BCEDC and Barish of NAP announce partnership

Design/build team: Becker Morgan Grp., Wohlsen Distribution center building achieves LEED certification

ucks County, PA — The Bucks County Economic Develop- mentCorporation (BCEDC) and Lonnie Barish of New America Power (NAP) an- nounce a partnership to offer electric supply and energy efficiency solutions to Bucks County businesses. BCEDC and NAP partnership extends savings on electricity supply, renewable energy and energy efficiency lighting and me- chanical solutions. Through the exclusive energy supplier partnership, Bucks County businesses are averaging 20 percent savings off their elec- tricity supply compared to B Philadelphia, PA — Robert D. Fox , man- aging partner of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP (“MGKF”) , the environmen- tal, energy and land use law and litigation firm based in Bala Cynwydwas honored by the Lower Merion Town- ship Environmental Advisory Council at the 2013 Go for the Green Awards held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Ap- pleford Estates in Villanova. Fox received the “Lifetime Achievement” award for his commitment and dedication to the township and the envi- ronment. Fox was the founder and first Chair of the Lower Mer- ion Conservancy. He has been a member of the Lower Merion Township Zoning Hearing Board since 2006 and Chair since 2011. He is also the former Lower Merion Town- ship Environmental Advi- sory Council Chair and former Planning Commission Chair. He was Chairman of the suc- cessful $150M Montgomery County Open Space Bond Ini- tiative. At the firm, he was also instrumental in creating the Environmental Community Service Award, sponsored by Wawa, NBC 10 and MGKF, which has provided more than $80,000 to Delaware Valley

their current utility rate. NAP will work individually with the 1100 - plus Bucks County busi- nesses to customize a program to save money and use less energy. NAP can turn your monthly electric bill into a competitive advantage for you by using a customized approach to electricity procurement and management. NAP offers a variety of energy products for businesses of any size and pro- vides unparalleled expertise in choosing the right energy product to fit your risk and price preference. This is just another way BCEDC works on your behalf.

Changing Energy Suppliers is Easy

• No switching fees • No visit required • No interruption in power delivery • Same reliable delivery ser- vice from your utility Energy Efficiency Solutions NAP will assist you in evaluating your facility’s en- ergy needs. Beginning with a thorough analysis of your current systems, our experts will conduct a FREE on-site audit that results in a tailored proposal detailing energy effi- ciency opportunities, payback analysis and environmental benefits. n

Johnson Controls / Middletown Distribution Center

Middletown, DE — Becker Morgan Group , as part of the design/build team with Wohlsen Con- struction announced the LEED certification of the completed 422,000 s/f John- son Controls / Middletown Distribution Center located in the Westown Business Park in Middletown, Dela- ware. The center includes a 400,000 s/f wet cell auto- mobile battery distribution and manufacturing facility with extensive special re- quirements, and a 22,000 s/f two-story administrative and employee office area. Becker Morgan Group pro- vided architectural services for this industrial grade facil- ity, suitable for automotive

Philadelphia. Rauch and the other panel- ists will discussed some of the complex legal issues involved in dealing with the art collec- tion of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and a beloved and unique educational art institution in Philadelphia, the Barnes Fdn. The panelists will shared their experiences working on such well-known Barnes-related disputes regarding access, in- vestment, and ultimately the Barnes Foundation move to its current location on the Benja- min Franklin Pkwy. in Central Philadelphia. n The project utilized many regional and recycled materi- als to construct the facility, and implemented a compre- hensive recycling plan for the building occupants. Through the implementation of these and other sustainable strat- egies the project received LEED Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Becker Morgan Group takes pride in provid- ing responsive sustainable designs that meet client needs. n parts, assembly, conveyance, and sequencing to support form fill battery processes. Project was completed with a fast track schedule of less than 6 months for design and construction.

Fox, managing ptr. of Manko, Gold, Katcher &Fox, receives lifetime achievement award

RauchofManko, Gold, Katcher& Fox, LLP, Discusses “Art Law”

(Photo by Sharla Feldscher) -- Josh Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of Com- missioners of Montgomery County, shared in the festivities honoring Robert D. Fox Tuesday, May 21st at Appleford Estates in Villanova.

Philadelphia, PA — Lynn Rosner Rauch , partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher

& Fox, LLP (MGKF) par- ticipated on a panel dur- ing the Penn LawReunion: CLELectures & Panels on Friday, May 10, 2013. The program, en-

schools since 2006. Fox has over twenty-five years of experience providing compliance counseling, litiga- tion and transactional work for clients in the waste, chemical manufacturing and develop- ment industries and on behalf of cities and municipalities. He is known nationally for his work under the federal Super- fund law including handling many high profile Superfund matters (including the Key-

stone Landfill matter which appeared on 60 Minutes) and litigating Superfund issues of first impression at the trial and appellate levels in multiple jurisdictions. Robb’s litigation experience extends to class action and toxic tort defense and appeals before federal and state environmental hearing boards. He is also a Thomas A. O’Boyle adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. n

Lynn Rosner Rauch

titled “Art Law:  Litigating Issues from the Barnes Foun- dation and Beyond,” took place on the Penn Law campus,

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