GREENBELT, Md., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bozzuto Group today announced that it has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for two residential developments in its portfolio. The Fitzgerald, a mixed-use community in Baltimore's Mount Vernon district, has received LEED Silver Certification and Riverwalk at Millennium, an apartment community in suburban Philadelphia, has received LEED Certification.
Both properties were developed by Bozzuto Development Company, built by Bozzuto Construction Company, and are now managed by Bozzuto Management Company.
"As a developer, builder, manager and owner, our goal is to provide living environments that respect the world in which we live just as much as they respect the residents who live within them," said Tom Bozzuto, CEO, The Bozzuto Group. "We are proud to provide communities that include luxurious finishes and amenities while at the same time offering an environmentally friendly lifestyle."
The Fitzgerald is now the largest LEED-certified residential community in the Baltimore area and is home to the city's first public electric-vehicle charging stations. LEED certification was achieved by implementing a number of environmentally-conscious design features, construction tactics, water efficiency technologies and air quality practices. The development -- comprised of 275 luxury apartments, 24,000 square feet of street-level retail and a 1,245 space public parking garage -- sits on 4.6 acres of land owned by the University of Baltimore and is part of a massive redevelopment effort by the University and the surrounding community.
"I am delighted that our midtown Baltimore partners are receiving this recognition," said University of Baltimore President Bob Bogomolny. "Together, we can help create a new Baltimore that places great value in sustainability and the greening of our city. I want to personally congratulate the entire Bozzuto development team for achieving LEED Silver Certification."
Riverwalk at Millennium, a 375-unit apartment community, experienced significant fire damage in the fall of 2008, and as a result, one half of the development required a complete rebuild from the ground up. The new residences meet LEED requirements through the use of sustainable features such as low-emitting paint and carpet and water-efficient landscaping, and through the use of local construction materials, among other energy and water-saving features. A brownfield redevelopment, Riverwalk at Millennium is the first LEED Certified apartment project in Conshohocken, and the largest in the Philadelphia area.
About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company consisting of six integrated companies -- Acquisitions, Construction, Development, Homebuilding, Land Development and Property Management -- that together provide a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions.
Throughout The Bozzuto Group's more than 23-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 homes and apartments, and the firm and its principals have been honored with numerous industry awards and accolades, including having been recognized by the NAHB as the nation's premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year. For more information, please visit http://www.bozzuto.com.
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