Prometheus' Chesapeake Point Apartments Takes Home First BizSMART@Work 2012 Award

San Mateo property recognized for leadership in environmental responsibility

Jun 28, 2012, 11:03 ET from Prometheus Real Estate Group

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RethinkWaste, in collaboration with  Recology San Mateo County, recognized Prometheus Real Estate Group's Chesapeake Point Apartments as a winner of its BizSMART@Work 2012 Recycling Gold Award  for implementation of sustainable recycling practices. The award selection included a public vote component. All apartments in the Recology Service Area were eligible. Prometheus' work here was lead by Mary Nitschke, Sr. Manager of Ancillary Services at Prometheus, in collaboration with the onsite teams at Chesapeake Point.

Leading the way in environmental responsibility is not new to Prometheus. They were one of the first firms on the West Coast to roll out non-smoking properties across most of its portfolio in 2007; all new developments and a total of 40 properties firm wide are now non-smoking. Prometheus' latest development which will open in January 2013, Madera Apartments in downtown Mountain View, aims to lead the way in sustainability, and provide as pedestrian and transit friendly environment as possible. Located next to the Downtown Transit station (which has Caltrain, VTA and bus access), Madera will feature a number of green design elements, such as cool-roof technology, AC with non-HCFC refrigerants, rainwater reclamation for landscape irrigation, drought-tolerant landscaping. recycled-content carpeting, padding, framing and other materials, 203 bicycle stalls, and charge stations for electric vehicles.

About Prometheus
Prometheus Real Estate Group is the largest private owner of multi-family properties in the San Francisco Bay Area with a growing portfolio of more than 18,000 metropolitan-area apartments in the Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles communities. Since its inception in 1965, Prometheus has specialized in the acquisition, development and management of high quality residential and commercial properties throughout the Western United States. Prometheus has a long history of award-winning approaches to development, management and general excellence. The firm was the recognized as the best property management firm in the nation in both 2010 (by MultiHousing News) and 2011 (by NAHB).  For more information, visit

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