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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — March 24 - April 13, 2017 — 29B


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Langan served as civil engineer Oxford Development Company’s The Yards At 3 Crossings achieves LEED Gold P the apartment wings. work and learn, but live and play.”

destinations other than land- fills. Nearly 26% of the building materials purchased for the project were manufactured and extracted from regional sources and nearly 13 percent of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials. As a brownfield development project in an urban location, The Yards reuses a piece of land in close proximity to the riverfront which had been dam- aged by the previous industrial uses at the site. The Oxford team completed full demolition and site preparation activities and led the project through the Act 2 process from start to finish, including remediation. Access to public and alterna- tive transportation methods and connection to community scored high with the project’s location in the vibrant Strip District neighborhood. Priority on-site parking is provided for energy-efficient vehicles and electric vehicle charging sta- tions support reduction of the impact of fossil fuels. Landscaped green roofs top the common areas while one of the largest array of solar panel in Pittsburgh lines the roofs of Lesley Lisser , director and senior asset manager at Inves- co Real Estate comments: “We are thrilled that Flats 8300 has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmental stewardship and community impact. Inves- co Real Estate and its clients across the globe take sustain- ability very seriously and the Wintergreen Award demon- strates this to our tenants, the Bethesda community and our international investors. We recognize and appreciate the hard work shown by Bozzuto in this accomplishment, and look forward to working together to achieve LEED Gold.” Sustainable features of Flats 8300 include: of Sustainability, Bozzuto Management Company.

ITTSBURGH, PA — Oxford Development Company and its part- ners announced that the 300- unit The Yards at 3 Crossings apartment complex in the Strip District neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh has received LEED Gold certification. The LEED rating system, devel- oped by the U.S. Green Build- ing Council (USGBC) , is the foremost program for build- ings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “Our philosophy with mul- tifamily projects is to create sustainable communities with their own individual identi- ties,” said Steve Guy, president and CEO, Oxford Development Company. “With a great project team we were able to exceed our certification expectations for this project and provide residents with a safe, healthy dwelling in a fun and active neighborhood.” The Yards achieved LEED Gold certification for imple- menting practical and measur- able strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high per- Bethesda, MD — Boz- zuto , an experiential real estate company, and Invesco Real Estate , a global real estate investment manager, announced that Flats 8300 in Bethesda has been recognized as the Winner for Excellence in Green Building in the resi- dential category of the U.S. Green Building Council Mary- land Chapter Wintergreen Awards. In addition, another Bozzuto-managed community, the LEED Silver certified Flats at Bethesda Ave., was named a finalist in the same category. The Wintergreen Awards cele- brate and recognize excellence in healthy building design, environmental stewardship and community impact. “We are fortunate to work with clients such as Invesco

Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) adhesives, floor- ing and sealants were used to improve indoor air quality; LED lighting, ENERGY STAR appliances and water-saving fixtures help reduce use of natural resources, and each floor includes separate recy- cling chutes. Themost beneficial measures for residents have been taken in the design, construction and maintenance of the interior spaces. The building provides an improved indoor environ- ment for tenants through the incorporation of low emitting paints, sealants and flooring materials. These materials incorporate a minimum amount of VOC, which have proven to have long-term health impacts, es- pecially in residential settings. Maintenance is undertaken utilizing green and sustain- able products. The spaces were also designed to provide a significant amount of natural daylight in living spaces - The Yards has provided direct line of sight views from nearly 99 percent of all regularly occu- pied spaces. n • 74% open space, green roof, two electric vehicle-charging stations with two car-sharing spaces and Capital Bikeshare amenities. Flats 8300 has a WalkScore of 88. • The site has achieved a 35.8 percent reduction in water usage through water-efficient landscaping and 40.3 percent reduction in water use through other efficiency measures. • The project has achieved an energy cost savings of 23.72 percent over standard code. • The U-shaped building is a response to two busy Ave.s that border the site, Wisconsin and Woodmont. A spacious interior courtyard overlooks parkland to the North, provid- ing a refuge for residents. • Anticipating LEED Silver certification. n

The Yards achieved cred- its necessary for LEED Gold certification by implementing design, construction and op- erational sustainabilty strate- gies through a dynamic project team including: • Rycon Construction – con- struction manager • McCaffery Interests – property manager • WTWArchitects – architect of record • Loftus Engineers – me- chanical engineer • Langan – civil engineer • LaQuatra Bonci – land- scape architect • Z-Tech Consulting – build- ing commissioning agent • evolveEA – sustainability consultants Through the design and con- struction efforts of the team, the project expects a significant reduction in energy consump- tion by approximately 20% and water use by 40% as compared to a similar baseline project. The building construction practices led the project to divert more than 90 percent of the waste generated by the on- site construction activities to

formance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environ- mental quality. “Following on the heels of Hot Metal Flats, it’s great to have The Yards as another lo- cal example of Oxford’s green building leadership in the multifamily sector,” said Au- rora Sharrard, PhD, LEED AP BD+C , executive director, Green Building Alliance . “They continue to demonstrate that healthy and high perform- ing buildings are in demand as a place where people not only The Yards at 3 Crossings

Bozzuto-managed community recognized for Excellence in Green Design by U.S. Green Building Council MD Chapter

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these sustainability goals over as operators of such fantastic communities as Flats 8300 and Flats at Bethesda,” said Peter Zadoretzky , director

Real Estate with such a strong commitment to smart design, transit-oriented development and high-performance build- ings. We are honored to carry

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