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The Quad Central targets podium position as one of Europe's most sustainable developments

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:51am

LEED certification offers independent verification of the development\'s green features, including design, construction, operations, and maintenance of a resource-efficient and high performing working space.

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  • LEED certification offers independent verification of the development\'s green features, including design, construction, operations, and maintenance of a resource-efficient and high performing working space.
  • These features not only reduce operational costs, but also ensure the greatest health benefits for building occupants and the wider environment.\nWith over 44,000 square meters of mixed commercial floor space, The Quad Central is sited in Malta\'s Central Business District.
  • are lead contractors on the project.\nCatherine Hurley, Chief Executive officerof The Quad Central, commented:\n"LEED Platinum certification will be a major achievement for The Quad Central.
  • "\nProjected to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, The Quad Central is set to be the next-generation office and amenity development, opening in 2021.

Raising Awareness About the Value of Energy Efficient, High-Performing Homes

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:02pm

b'CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Pearl Certification, a nationalprovider of third-party certification of high-performing homes and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), creator of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, announced today that they are extending and expanding their partnership.

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  • b'CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Pearl Certification, a nationalprovider of third-party certification of high-performing homes and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), creator of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, announced today that they are extending and expanding their partnership.
  • Pearl has three certification levels - Silver, Gold and Platinum - that vary based on the home\'s energy conservation code and the presence of ENERGY STAR heating and cooling systems, appliances, HVAC systems, water heating and other smart devices.\nThe owners of these homes will be contacted and informed of the joint designation of their homes.
  • They will have the opportunity to get a full Pearl-HERS Certification report.
  • "We know that when marketed properly, Pearl certified homes can command a sales premium.

GSA Awards Hill International Three Contracts to Manage Office Modernizations, Renovations, and Consolidations in Columbus, OH, Woodlawn, MD, and Indianapolis, IN

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 1:30pm

Work will involve the construction of new courtrooms, a new security office, three chambers, clerk space, and related support spaces.

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  • Work will involve the construction of new courtrooms, a new security office, three chambers, clerk space, and related support spaces.
  • Hill will provide construction management, building assessment, estimating, and scheduling support for the project.\nThe CMS Headquarters consolidation program is being delivered in multiple project phases.
  • Phase 1, where Hill is currently assisting GSA and CMS, began construction in February 2021.
  • Hill will provide construction management and commissioning services for the project.\n\xe2\x80\x9cHill\xe2\x80\x99s history with GSA goes back decades,\xe2\x80\x9d says Hill International Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Vic Spinabelli, PE, LEED AP.

Lowe and Mitsui Fudosan America Announce Start of Construction of Gallery 64 Apartment Tower in Washington, DC – Part of the Mixed-use Redevelopment of Former Randall School Site

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

b"Lowe and joint venture partner Mitsui Fudosan America announced today the start of construction of Gallery 64, a 492-unit, 12-story apartment building as part of the joint venture\xe2\x80\x99s redevelopment of the former Randall Junior High School site at 65 Eye Street, SW, in Washington, DC.

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  • b"Lowe and joint venture partner Mitsui Fudosan America announced today the start of construction of Gallery 64, a 492-unit, 12-story apartment building as part of the joint venture\xe2\x80\x99s redevelopment of the former Randall Junior High School site at 65 Eye Street, SW, in Washington, DC.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cA new mix of uses at the former Randall School provides the community and the general public with an important cultural touchstone.
  • The entire project is being developed in accordance with LEED sustainability guidelines, with Gallery 64 following LEED Gold standards.
  • In addition to its Los Angeles headquarters, Lowe maintains regional offices in Southern California, Northern California, Charleston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

Jay Paul Company's 181 Fremont Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:50pm

b'SAN FRANCISCO, April27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --San Francisco developer Jay Paul Company\'s first foray into luxury residential development, 181 Fremont , has earned LEED Platinum certificationfrom thestandard-setting U.S. Green Building Council.

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  • b'SAN FRANCISCO, April27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --San Francisco developer Jay Paul Company\'s first foray into luxury residential development, 181 Fremont , has earned LEED Platinum certificationfrom thestandard-setting U.S. Green Building Council.
  • "\nIn an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety and access to healthy air and space is paramount and 181 Fremont delivers on this, meeting LEED\'s top requirements for certification.
  • Recognized by the esteemed international Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2019, Jay Paul Company\'s 181 Fremont holds global awards for Best Structural Engineering and Best Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Exclusivity at its finest, 181 Fremont provides access to the entire city all from the privacy and security of home.

DOD Issues RPP Through the National Spectrum Consortium to Develop Near Real Time Spectrum Management Technologies to Support Operational Outcomes

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 3:50pm

OSCAR will enable military aircraft to continue to get the rigorous training they need, while also supporting expanded commercial activity.

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  • OSCAR will enable military aircraft to continue to get the rigorous training they need, while also supporting expanded commercial activity.
  • They will also support operational capabilities called for in the Joint All-Domain Command and Control and Electromagnetic Superiority strategies," said National Spectrum Consortium Executive Director Maren Leed.
  • "\n"There is a growing appreciation for how critical it is that our warfighters have assured, near real time access to spectrum in order to meet of operational imperatives," saidNational Spectrum Consortium Chief Strategy Officer, Vice AdmiralJoseph Dyer, USN (ret).
  • "\nThese RPPs are the first to be issued under the National Spectrum Consortium\'s 5-year, $2.5 billion ceiling Other Transaction Agreement, which was signed in December 2020.

WashREIT Announces $350 Million of Green Bonds for Eligible Green Buildings that Achieve BREEAM Certification

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 5:28pm

As outlined in WashREIT\xe2\x80\x99s Green Bond Framework, WashREIT intends to achieve BREEAM In-Use Very Good certifications for the majority of these assets.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • As outlined in WashREIT\xe2\x80\x99s Green Bond Framework, WashREIT intends to achieve BREEAM In-Use Very Good certifications for the majority of these assets.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210421005846/en/\nWashREIT will allocate the majority of the proceeds to buildings that achieve BREEAM certification as part of its multipronged approach to address energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects.
  • Montgomery, MD became the first jurisdiction in the United States to recognize BREEAM for building tax credits and includes both BREEAM In-Use for existing buildings and BREEAM New Construction for new buildings.
  • The green building program awards building owners with tax credits by achieving a BREEAM Excellent certification or better.

Horizon Engineering Associates Announces Nick Dalton as Engineering Manager

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

b'NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Horizon Engineering Associates (HEA), a professional engineering firm specializing in commissioning, energy consulting and LEED services, has announced the hiring of Nick Dalton, CCP, LEED Green Associate as an Engineering Manager for their New York City office.\n"HEA prides itself in providing the most effective services possible and Nick\'s experience with both designing and commissioning building systems is the perfect blend to enhance and lead our teams," said Michael C. English, Senior Partner.

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  • b'NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Horizon Engineering Associates (HEA), a professional engineering firm specializing in commissioning, energy consulting and LEED services, has announced the hiring of Nick Dalton, CCP, LEED Green Associate as an Engineering Manager for their New York City office.\n"HEA prides itself in providing the most effective services possible and Nick\'s experience with both designing and commissioning building systems is the perfect blend to enhance and lead our teams," said Michael C. English, Senior Partner.
  • "He brings more than a decade of experience managing and delivering successful construction projects on-time and within budget.
  • "\nIn addition to being a LEED Green Associate, Mr. Dalton is a Certified Commissioning Provider (CCP).
  • A CCP is an individual who leads, plans, coordinates and manages a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc to Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 9:16pm

Investors interested in submitting a question to the Company prior to the call should send their questions to the following email address: askpiedmont@piedmontreit.com .

Key Points: 
  • Investors interested in submitting a question to the Company prior to the call should send their questions to the following email address: askpiedmont@piedmontreit.com .
  • Company management will attempt to answer as many questions as time allows on the conference call.
  • Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in select sub-markets within seven major Eastern U.S. office markets, with the majority of its revenue being generated from the Sunbelt.
  • As of December 31, 2020, approximately 64% of the companys portfolio was ENERGY STAR certified and approximately 43% was LEED certified.

Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Property in Miami, FL for $5.8 Million; Plans Redevelopment

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 2:15pm

Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO), an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets, acquired an industrial property in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2021 for a purchase price of approximately $5.8 million.

Key Points: 
  • Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO), an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets, acquired an industrial property in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2021 for a purchase price of approximately $5.8 million.
  • Terreno Realty Corporation plans to redevelop the property with two LEED-certified industrial distribution buildings totaling approximately 129,000 square feet with 36 dock-high loading positions, 32 clear height and parking for 104 cars.
  • The total expected investment in the redeveloped property is approximately $20.0 million with a stabilized cap rate of 5.1% and an anticipated stabilization in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Terreno Realty Corporation acquires, owns and operates industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets: Los Angeles; Northern New Jersey/New York City; San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Miami; and Washington, D.C.