"The Tower Building, Rockville, MD (LEED-EB Silver) has GSA and the US Department of Health and Human Services as a tenant. In the commercial real estate market, saavy office building owners, such as The Tower Companies, have implemented LEED EB-O&M conversions. These respond to green lease demands created by the Executive Orders and will help Federal tenants meet sustainability targets. Photo Courtesy The Tower Companies"
ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST:
"The first local green condos cropped up in D.C. about five years ago. Now, a host of developers in Maryland, the District and Virginia are designing and selling green condos. Because green building results in energy cost-savings, healthier surroundings and more durable construction, they're the future of condo construction, say real-estate investment experts and local government officials."
"Home builders are starting to follow a standard green grading system called LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification has become something of a Good Housekeeping Seal for green buildings. The grading system is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a national coalition of corporations, builders, universities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that is working to promote environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy buildings. Founded in 1993, USGBC recently launched a pilot program for low-rise multifamily homes."
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