Maple Lawn Office Building Earns LEED Gold Certification
- Apr 23, 2015
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
St. John Properties, Inc. announced on April 8 that its four-story Class “A” office building at 8135 Maple Lawn Boulevard has earned a LEED Gold certification from the Maryland Chapter of the United States Green Building Council. The property was constructed by St. John Properties in a joint partnership with Greenebaum Enterprises, Inc.
St. John Properties broke ground on 8135 Maple Lawn in the Spring of 2013. The 131,257-square-foot building is located within Maple Lawn, a 600-acre mixed-use business community in Howard County. It was constructed with a brick and glass exterior, and column-free 35,000-square-foot floorplates. 8135 Maple Lawn is currently about 90 percent occupied by Cisco Systems, Inc. The San Jose-based company signed a lease for 97,128 square feet of space in the office building last November.
Some of the green features that helped the project achieve LEED Gold certification include high-energy HVAC units, white roofing, energy-efficient light fixtures, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, and double pane insulated glass. St. John Properties was one of the first developers in Maryland to build all of its new projects in accordance with the USGBC’s green building standards.
“Developing LEED-certified buildings and leading the way in the building sustainability movement remains an integral part of our corporate mission,” Richard Williamson, senior vice president of leasing at St. John Properties, said in a press statement.
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