St. John Properties has received its 50th certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for satisfying LEED requirements in the development and construction of commercial office and flex/R&D buildings situated throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
Since initiating its LEED program a decade ago, the Baltimore-based commercial real estate company developed close to 3 million square feet of Gold, Silver or Certified space throughout Maryland, Utah and Virginia.
Of all, 37 buildings have achieved the LEED Gold status for core and shell, representing nearly 75 percent of total projects. In fact, nearly every new property constructed by St. John Properties is designed to earn LEED certification, including some across Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin.
Some of the most recent St. John Properties buildings to achieve LEED certification include 8 Easter Court—a 31,560-square-foot flex/office building—and 10 Easter Court—a 39,120-square-foot flex/office building, both located within Dolfield Business Park in Owings Mills, Md. Both assets earned the LEED Gold status. Moreover, the four-story, Class A office building at 6201 Greenleigh Ave., fully leased by Stanley Black & Decker, was also LEED Gold-certified by USGBC with 65 score points. The 77,000-square-foot building is part of Greenleigh at Crossroads, near White Marsh. All three properties are located in Baltimore County, Md.
“An increasing number of companies will only occupy space that is LEED-certified, including the General Services Administration,” Richard Williamson, senior vice president of leasing and marketing at St. John Properties, said in prepared remarks.
“Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices,” added Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC president & CEO. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection, St. John Properties is playing a central role with their leadership and getting USGBC closer to our goal of outpacing conventional buildings to improve the quality of life.”
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