Small Business Makes Big Investment in Green Office Space

National Real Estate Marketing Firm Practices What Its Clients Preach

Jan 25, 2008, 00:00 ET from Delucchi+

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 10 years of
 marketing Green real estate projects for their clients, Delucchi+
 (, an innovative, full-service, strategic real estate
 marketing firm led by 20-year marketing and advertising veteran, President
 Christine L. Delucchi, has decided to put their money where their message
 is. The company's move from Georgetown to Downtown embraces a greener way
 of life with office space that is registered for LEED Silver certification
 within a building that is 100% wind powered. Located along both the Red and
 Orange metro lines, Delucchi+ provides metro fare cards as a benefit to its
 employees to encourage the use of public transportation as a part of the
 company pledge to become carbon neutral by 2010.
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     The energy savings associated to this 10-year lease located at 1828 L
 St. NW is equivalent to eliminating nearly 2 million pounds of CO2 or 220
 cars off the road over the lease period. President, Christine Delucchi
 believes, "There is a direct correlation between how you feel and the space
 in which you work. My hope is that the money, time and effort Delucchi+
 invests in our green office space and on becoming carbon neutral will
 foster a team of happy, productive, and inspired employees. And since we
 are in a service-oriented, creative business, this is critical to our
     Delucchi+ is located in a building owned and operated by long time
 client and green real estate developer The Tower Companies. "After over ten
 years of marketing green projects together, we are thrilled that Delucchi+
 would become the first tenant in our portfolio to invest in certifying
 their office space," said Tower Companies Principal Marnie Abramson. Tower
 Companies is the largest developer of green real estate in the Washington
 region with over 1.25 green square feet and the only real estate developer
 in the country to purchase wind for 100% of their electrical energy needs.
     The Delucchi+ headquarters are designed by national green architectural
 firm, Kishimoto, Gordon, Dalaya, PC. To achieve their LEED Silver
 designation, the space was designed as an open-space environment to
 maximize daylight and views. All materials used throughout the space are
 non-toxic to enhance air quality and eliminate toxicity. Environmentally
 friendly and energy saving materials used throughout the space are as
 follows: Shaw carpet tiles with recycled backing, low VOC paint and
 sealers, recycled cotton insulation, ceiling tiles with high recycled
 content, Energy Star appliances, low mercury lighting, and new Teknion
 office furnishings made from recycled metal and fabric which are over 69%
 recyclable. As an example, their reception desk was custom-made from wheat
 and straw compressed material called Agriboard. The employee lounge also
 features a recycling center and only green cleaning supplies will be used
 in the space. See their website at for an
 interactive green tour of their office space.
     Delucchi+ signed a 10-year, 5,600 SF lease to support their growing
 creative team of 23 full-time employees.
     Delucchi+ is a full-service strategic communications firm that has over
 20 years experience working with local and national retail, residential,
 and commercial real estate clients in the mixed use, active adult, resort,
 golf course, luxury, and green arenas to develop programs to promote and
 protect their investments. The company has been involved in green marketing
 for over 10 years and is currently marketing multiple green commercial,
 residential, and mixed-use developments throughout the United States.
 Services include branding, advertising, new media, market research, and
 public relations. For more information on Delucchi+, go to or call 202-349-4000.
     Elizabeth Lisboa-Farrow
     LISBOA, Inc. 202.494.1977

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