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What a great step forward: #LEED Certifies First Multi-Family Residential Apartments. #LBFG

What a great step forward: #LEED Certifies First Multi-Family Residential Apartments. #LBFG

The Blair Towns apartment in Silver Spring, MD, have become the first multi-family residential project to be certified LEED Platinum under the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) ratings system by the U.S. Green Building Council . Blair Towns is a “hamlet of green history” according to its website, dedicated not only to providing people with a place to live, but one which is also environmentally conscious. “Our Green Team, led by Chief Sustainability Officer, David Borchardt, PE, LEED AP BD+C, keep raising the bar on our existing properties, and they continued to build on our achievements at Blair Towns,” stated Tower partner, Jeffrey S. Abramson, in a press release, “earning some of the biggest points from transportation, green cleaning, water, energy, and REC’s and turnover management.” Some of the features that earned Blair Towns their certification in...

Full article: http://www.matternetwork.com/2011/7/leed-certifies-first-...

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