28A — December 21, 2012 - January 10, 2013 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


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ALTIMORE, MD — Cushman & Wake- field announced it Class A office bldg. with LEED Platinum Standards Jackson of Cushman & Wakefield signs 4,580 s/f lease B

• MEP Design • Sprinkler Design • Commissioning • Energy Conservation and incentives

has signed a new lease for 4,580 s/f at 217 International Circle in Hunt Valley with HighTower Holding, LLC . HighTower, the nation’s first advisor-owned financial ser- vices firm serving wealthy families and institutional cli- ents, is the first tenant to join the owner-occupier, Bunting Management Group, in the LEED Platinum building. Cushman & Wakefield leasing agent Tim Jackson negotiated the lease on be- half of the owner. Currently 9,874 s/f remains available for lease in the 30,000 s/f building. 217 International Circle is a state-of-the-art Class A

PO Box 782, Voorhees, NJ 08043 P: 856-988-1890 Email: info@gilbeauxassociates.com www.gilbeauxassociates.com Contact: Jeff Gilbeaux

217 International Circle

office building, completely renovated in 2008 to LEED Platinum standards. It was the first building inMaryland to achieve this level of LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council . It offers many green benefits to tenants: the building’s energy management system controls the Geothermal HVAC system and lighting; industry leaders, experts and professionals for three days of inspiring speakers, network- ing opportunities, industry showcases, and green building tours. The conference has been hosted inmajor cities across the United States, most recently in San Francisco with Greenbuild 2012. In 2013, Philadelphia will serve as the host city for Green- build fromNovember 20-22 and over 30,000 people are expected to attend. The DVGBC Host Committee will provide local support to the team at USGBC responsible for conference man- agement and will hold a series of exciting events leading up to the conference. Gotanda will work with more than 150 local volunteers to give visibility to the green building and sustainability

solar panels and a vegetated green roof reduce energy de- pendency on the power grid; the grounds are landscaped with native plants and the property was designed for water conservation and re- cycling. The building also features free surface parking, green cleaning services and close proximity to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. n success stories in our region. DVGBC is encouraging all those interested in getting involved to start by make a 2013 Challenge Pledge – set a sustainability-related goal to be achieved before Greenbuild 2013. DVGBC’s vision is to showcase the collective efforts of organizations, companies, schools and individuals across the region that are already working hard to ensure that current and future generations have access to a healthy envi- ronment, good jobs, and the op- portunity to contribute to better communities. MGKF was one of the first 50 2013 Challenge Pledges. The firm will use its legal and engineering staff to partner with its landlord in pursuing Energy Star labels for its 400,000 s/f multi-tenant office building. n


Gotanda of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox serving on Greenbuild 2013 Host Committee

PHIALADELPHIA, PA — Brenda Hustis Gotanda , a partner with Manko, Gold,

Ka t c he r & F o x , L L P (MGKF) , the environmen- tal, energy and land use law firm based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, has been a p p o i n t e d to serve as a

Brenda Hustis Gotanda

member of the Delaware Val- leyGreenBuildingCouncil’s (DVGBC) Host Committee for Greenbuild 2013. The Green- build International Conference and Expo is presented annually by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green build- ing. Greenbuild brings together

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