Builder News Magazine: The Bozzuto Group Earns Two LEED Certifications
May 16, 2011
The Bozzuto Group has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for two residential developments in its portfolio. The Fitzgerald (see photo) 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.
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.
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.