36C — March 24 - April 13, 2017 — The Best of 2016 — M id A tlantic

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DMR Architects High Tech High School, Hudson County Schools of Technology The Best Green Projects of 2016 Walters Group Cornerstone at Barnegat Barnegat, NJ

M & E Engineers Unilever North American HQ Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Renovated Size: 325,000 SF USGBC Pursuing Platinum

New Size: 340,000 SF USGBC Platinum (to seek)

New Size: 5 acres USGBC Gold

Unilever is creating a healthy and sustainable head- quarters in North America. They have selected the joint venture of OVG Real Estate and Normandy Real Estate Partners to spearhead the redevelopment and expansion of its 325,000 SF, 5-building campus, North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The redevelopment upgrades an existing and dated office space into a modern, healthy and productive work en- vironment for the employees. The design implements solutions for reducing the environmental impact of the building while helping increase the growth of the busi- ness. The cutting edge design of the building will be LEED Platinum and WELL certified. P4P energy in- centive of $550,000 is anticipated. M&E Engineers, in association with Deerns, is providing energy consult- ing and commissioning services.

The new High Tech High School, currently under con- struction, is a 340,000 SF facility that will serve 1,500 students in grades 9-12. The school will support the career-prep curriculum of the Hudson County Schools of Technology through advanced educational facilities such as fabrication, ap- plied science, culinary, hydroponics, digital media and architecture and engineering labs; a TV/broadcasting studio; and drama and musical theatre studios. Addi- tional shared areas include a performing arts theater, black box theater, and yoga, judo and cross fit rooms. Advanced design features also include geothermal heating, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, green roofs and wind generated turbines.

Cornerstone at Barnegat, an age (55 +) and income- restricted project offers 70 energy efficient units. The three-story building received a LEED-Gold rating by the USGBC. It offers one- and two-bedroom apart- ment units with balconies, including amenities such as large gathering areas, fitness center, conference room, computers, outdoor barbecue area, secured access, el- evators, on-site management and maintenance. Each unit is equipped with ENERGY STAR appliances, full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal and emergency alert system. Project fills an extraor- dinary need for rental housing because of Hurricane Sandy victims and county’s aging population. Sandy- impacted residents get first dibs on residency.

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