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Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — December 21, 2012 - January 10, 2013 — 27A


New Jersey rental building cited for green design Eco-friendly Madox gains national recognition with Gold Award from Professional Builder


ERSEY CITY, NJ — Ma- dox, the 131-home eco- friendly rental building being developed by Fields De- velopment Group in Jersey City’s historic Paulus Hook, is beginning to gain national recognition for its environ- mentally-conscious building practices and design and re- sponsible approach to urban redevelopment. The seven-story building re- cently received a “Gold Award” for Green Design in the 2012 Professional Builder Design Awards . The award will be pre- sented during the International Builder’s Show taking place this January in Las Vegas. Judged by a panel of promi- nent architects from around the country, the awards recognize companies and buildings that produce homes that illustrate design quality and success in the marketplace. Madox re- ceived high marks for each of the judging criteria, including Exterior Design/Curb Appeal, Interior Architecture, Sales/ Marketing Success, Construc- tion Quality/Cost Efficiency and Green Features. Edison, NJ — Mack- Cali Realty Corporation announced that 8 Campus Drive at Mack-Cali Business Campus has been awarded LEED-EB:OM 2009 Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) . 8 Campus Drive, along with Mack-Cali’s 106 Allen Road in Bernards Township, are two of the four multi-tenant buildings in the state to achieve this presti- gious award. The LEED-EB:OM 2009 (“Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – Ex- isting Buildings: Operation &Maintenance”) certification recognizes maximized op- erational efficiency withmini- mized environmental impact. It addresses cleaning and maintenance issues includ-

reflects Madox’s strong appeal to renters looking to live in buildings which are energy efficient, sustainable and de- veloped with its surroundings in mind.” Madox is on schedule to earn the first LEED certification for a residential building in Jersey City. Green elements incorporated into Madox in- clude a PV Solar Array and vegetation on the roof, elec- tric car charging stations, and systems to reduce water consumption by over 45% and energy consumption by 14%. The building will also be under contract for at least two years to provide 35% of its electricity from renewable sources. Situated at 198 Van Vorst St., Madox will offer residents a neighborhood setting. “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 • A Green Cleaning Pro- gram, implemented as part of a comprehensive build- ing-wide Indoor Air Quality Program This project was completed by the Mack-Cali property management team, with Ge- rard Hazel of Sustainable Systems LLC providing consulting services. Mitchell E. Hersh, Mack- Cali president and chief ex- ecutive officer, commented, “We are very proud to have achieved this important des- ignation at 8 Campus Drive, which exemplifies the insti- tutional quality of this class A building. Today, businesses and are seeking office proper- ties that are energy efficient and more sustainable, with a goal of reducing their overall carbon footprint.” n


Caulfield, Jr. , a principal of Fields Development Group. “The industry recognition comes as we’re preparing for our official grand opening and

“This is an outstanding tribute to our exceptional team of architects, leasing and marketing professionals and construction staff who

have gone above and beyond to ensure Madox would become one of the most environmen- tally-friendly buildings on the market today,” said James

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation’s 8 Campus Drive in Edison, New Jersey achieves Leed Silver Certification

ing in the top 12 percent of similar buildings in terms of energy efficiency • Use of highly efficient plumbing fixtures providing water savings of 17 percent •Modifications to the build- ing’s irrigation system pro- vide a 62 percent reduction in water use for irrigation, as well as a dedicated meter to monitor ongoing perfor- mance • Recycling efforts resulting in a 68 percent diversion rate of recyclables from landfill of ongoing consumable waste and a 100 percent diversion rate of durable goods from entering the waste stream • An Integrated Pest Man- agement (IPM) plan incorpo- rating non-toxic measures for animal and vegetative pest control

8 Campus Drive

ing chemical use recycling programs, exterior mainte- nance programs, and system upgrades. It is the only LEED rating system under which projects can demonstrate actual energy efficiency and

sustainable operations per- formance metrics. Highlights of the building’s sustainability achievements include: •An ENERGY STAR rating of 88, which places the build-

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