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Citybizlist: Bozzuto Developments in Baltimore, Philly Achieve LEED Certification

May 16, 2011

Greenbelt, MD-based The Bozzuto Group 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.

The Fitzgerald is the largest LEED-certified residential community in the Baltimore area and Riverwalk is the largest LEED Certified apartment development the Philadelphia area.

Both properties were developed by Bozzuto Development Company, built by Bozzuto Construction Company, and are now managed by Bozzuto Management Company.

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.

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.