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Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — April 25 - May 15, 2014 — 11B


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Certification for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Emmes Asset Management Company’s One East Pratt Street earns LEED EB Gold

ALTIMORE, MD — Cushman & Wake- field of Maryland, Inc. is pleased to announce that One East Pratt Street in Bal- timore has earned U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings Operations &Main- tenance (LEED EB-O&M). Only 15 office properties have achieved LEED EB-O&M in Baltimore, and only three others have achieved LEED EB Gold. One East Pratt Street earned a perfect score of 63 LEED credit points. Key ac- tivities and achievements dur- ing the certification process B

across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy- efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. Awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014. In other news, Liberty Prop- erty Trust has signed the first lease at its new business park, Hanover Crossing at New Ridge Rd. in advance of the completion of the buildings. The company has executed the agreement with Kawneer Company Inc. for 30,000 s/f of space at 7460 New Ridge Rd.. The tenant will move into the location when the building opens late this summer. “There is a strong mar- ket for a class A industrial product in the Baltimore/ Washington Corridor,” said Lisa Sullivan, vice president and city manager for Liberty’s Maryland region. “We are very pleased that Kawneer Com- pany has selected Hanover Crossing and we look forward to creating opportunities for other companies in the park.” Both buildings are LEED registered and feature con- included: • Reduced restroom water consumption, with a 36.68% reduction over the calculated baseline • Documented a robust green cleaning program, in- cluding chemical use, paper products and equipment • Completed operational audits and surveys related to indoor air quality, occupant comfort, and the building’s waste stream • Displayed exemplary per- formance for sustainable lamp purchasing, cleaning effective- ness, and janitorial purchases • Demonstrated a 40.62% alternative commuting rate

crete tilt-up design with 28’clear ceiling heights, 50’ wide column spacing, ESFR sprinkler systems, T-5 light- ing, rear dock high and drive- in loading, and ample parking. Hanover Crossing at New Ridge Rd. is situated in close proximity to Route 100, MD Route 295 and Interstate I-95 and to Highpoint 100 Com- merce Center, a two building industrial complex developed by Liberty in recent years. Liberty continues to strategi- cally increase its critical mass of class A industrial space in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. In May 2013, the company purchased 18 acres of land for the future devel- opment of up to 220,000 s/f of multi-tenant industrial space called Liberty Ridge and lo- cated at 7149 Ridge Rd. in Hanover. Later that year, the region acquired 1.4 million s/f of industrial space in 16 build- ings with the acquisition of a national industrial portfolio. Brian Sapp of Fischer & Company represented the tenant. Matthew Laraway, BenjaminMeisels, McLane Fisher and Jonathan Casel- la of Cushman &Wakefield serve as leasing agents for Hanover Crossing on behalf of Liberty Property Trust. n for building occupants • Diverted over 4,385 pounds of e-waste Cushman & Wakefield an- nounced earlier this month that Emmes Asset Man- agement Company LLC , a privately-owned real estate investment advisory firm, purchased the class A office tower in January fromGriffith Properties LLC. Cushman & Wakefield senior portfolio manager Clifton Bond over- sees the building management on behalf of the owner. One East Pratt is a 10-story office tower totaling 356,000 s/f, located at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets. n

One East Pratt Street in Baltimore

Liberty Property Trust Receives Top Honors: EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

Malvern, PA — T he U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency (EPA) has

help tenants control energy costs, and we look forward to moving even further forward in the coming year.” For more than a decade, Liberty Property Trust has led the commercial real estate industry in the development, management and operations of sustainable buildings. The company has certified 118 buildings with Energy Star and developed (or has in devel- opment) 69 LEED commercial buildings. Some of the other reasons the EPA presented the Sustained Excellence Award to Liberty include: • Liberty has increased its average ENERGY STAR score from 55 to 75 since 2008 with more than a 20 percent energy savings. • The company is complet- ing a smart grid research and development project with PECO Energy that imple- mented advanced lighting and HVAC controls, advanced metering, and a three-tiered demand response system in multi-tenanted office build- ings. • While completing the Building Owners and Man- ager’s Association’s (BOMA) 7-Point Challenge, Liberty has received recognition as the “Most Innovative” for its

development of the Liberty Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Program. • Educating tenants, the company is committed to dis- tributing monthly progress reports to property managers and upper management high- lighting current ENERGY STAR scores and changes in energy use percentages for each city and region and for the portfolio as a whole. • Communicating with the community about the im- portance of ENERGY STAR, Liberty has established and maintained the Liberty Green Guide website, which serves as a resource for office and industrial tenants, and for the general public. In 2013, page views increased by more than 70 percent over the previous year. The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reduc- ing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy ef- ficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emis- sions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employ- ing innovative energy efficien- cy approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership

honored Lib- erty Prop- erty Trust with an EN- ERGY STAR Par tner o f t h e Y e a r designation for the third consecutive

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year – and in doing so has also given it the organiza- tion’s highest honor: the Sus- tained Excellence Award. The Sustained Excellence Award highlights Liberty’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. “Receiving the Sustained Excellence Award is a wonder- ful confirmation of what hun- dreds of our tenants already know: sustainable design and property management save measurable amounts of energy which translates into measurable savings on their bottom lines,” said Marla Thalheimer , director of sus- tainability for Liberty. “Dur- ing the past six years, our tenants have saved millions of dollars on energy bills. Each day we come to work looking for the ‘next’ thing that will

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