Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — July 27 - August 16, 2012 — 21A NJPA G reen B uildings Madox will feature 131 rental homes Fields Development Group prepares to open Jersey City’s first green residential building



ersey CitY, NJ — Leas- ing will open this fall for Madox, a new rental com- munity that is on schedule to earn the first LEED certifica- tion for a residential building in Jersey City. Construction is nearing com- pletion at the eco-friendly, seven-story building, with ini- tial occupancy scheduled for October 2012, according to developer Fields Development Group. Madox will feature a collec- tion of studio, one- and two- bedroom residences and a host of upscale amenities including considerable landscaped out- door space, as well as 4,000 s/f of ground-floor retail space. The new building, which is designed for LEED Silver Cer- tification (Leadership in Envi- ronmental and Energy Design), is being built in accordance withU.S. Green Building Coun- cil guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and sustainable materials to cre- ate environmentally-sensitive Philadelphia, PA — According to Green Roof Technology, Philadelphia has one of the most progressive green roof programs in the country. Their support for green roofs is based on an aggressive stormwater man- agement plan to hold all run off on site. Beginning late this fall, The Philadelphia Convention Center Parking Facility will open utilizing an architectural marvel featur- ing a combined blue roof and green roof system designed by Green Roof Technology and Realen Properties. Green roofs and blue roofs are both great for capturing stormwater onsite. Green roofs retain water by acting

complete, the USGBC (US Green Building Council) re- views the documentation and renders a certificate of comple- tion and grants the level of certification, in this case goal of a Silver Rating. Green elements being incor- porated into Madox include a PV Solar Array and vegetation on the roof, electric car charg- ing stations, and systems to reduce water consumption by over 45% and energy consump- tion by 14%. The building will also be under contract for at least two years to provide 35% of its electricity from renewable sources. The residences at Madox will offer from 480 to 1,312 s/f of luxury living space, along with a considerable array of high- end amenities and finishes. Found throughout the homes will be custom hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings, washer/dryer in every home, and master baths with custom vanities and tile. Gourmet kitchens will feature custom 42” cabinetry, Caesar- stone countertops, tile floor and backsplash, and designer lighting and fixtures. like a giant sponge while blue roofs hold the water on the roof similar to a rooftop swimming pool. Blue roofs may hold more water than green roofs during intense storm events, however the standing water can create stress on the building and breed mosquitoes and bac- teria. The green roof on The Convention Center Parking Facility combines the best of both these technologies. The green roof has an extra deep profile affording higher water storage capacity. In addition to the added growing media, a specially designed insert for the roof drains holds wa- ter up to a couple of inches

Residents of Madox will also appreciate the building’s loca- tion within the quaint Paulus Hook neighborhood that is widely considered the most desirable area in downtown Jersey City. Striking a perfect balance of a quiet residential setting with an active urban village, Paulus Hook boasts charming tree-lined streets dot- ted with historic brownstones and an eclectic array of local shops and restaurants. Several waterfront marinas border the neighborhood, while nearby Liberty State Park offers a green oasis for active and pas- sive recreation, including miles of walking, biking and jogging paths, endless open space and spectacular views of the Man- hattan skyline, Statue of Lib- erty and Ellis Island. “The location and proximity to Manhattan are fantastic,” said Caulfield. “PATH Trains and high speed ferry service to New York City are just a few blocks away, while the Light Rail conveniently takes riders through popular Gold Coast destinations such as Jersey City and Hoboken.” n within the lower layers of the growing media. When a 100 year storm event occurs this insert has an overflow mechanism allowing the roof to drain freely once the max saturation level has been reached. The green roof will be vis- ible from the Philadelphia Convention Center and ac- cordingly will feature an eye catching seasonal display of color through a mixture of native ever greens, grasses, and perennials. Crocus, and daffodils burst with color in the spring providing seasonal interest. In the fall and win- ter months scarlet mahonia and evergreen ferns add to the festive decor. n


and LEED Certified,” said James Caulfield, Jr., a principal of Hoboken-based Fields De- velopment Group. “Madox will offer a unique blend of artistic living and common spaces, exciting indoor and outdoor amenities and responsible de- velopment practices that will inspire people to set down roots here.” LEED points are achieved throughout the planning and development process. Once

urban living environments. Madox will also boast a 100% smoke-free environment, a unique lifestyle feature that is one of the first of its kind in New Jersey and a rarity in the New York Metropolitan mar- ketplace. “Now more than ever, resi- dents are conscious of their surrounding environment and have shown an increased desire to live in buildings which are energy efficient, sustainable

Green Roof Technology & Realen Properties designs green roof system for Philadelphia Convention Center parking facility

Philadelphia Convention Center

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