Green & Gold

In Closed Deals, General, Kendall Square on February 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Yesterday the [t] Twining Properties team got word that the Watermark has received LEED Gold certification.  The Watermark is the only rental building in Massachusetts to be LEED Gold and it is the first multi-family existing building in the U.S. to achieve such in the latest version of the Operations and Management category.  This is outstanding news and speaks to the corporate values of [t] Twining Properties and [t] CityRetail. Catherine Malmberg Dannenbring in our New York Office spearheaded this effort and has brought her expertise to the Evoo & Za buildout as well – opening expected in the next couple of weeks! – coordinating an effort to get LEED Commercial Interiors certification for the restaurant.

In addition to Evoo & Za, CityRetail has/is actively pursuing additional green retailers.  Segway and Clevergreen are two such deals we closed of late that demonstrate such a commitment and we remain motivated to bring other environmentally responsible retail to Kendall (we’ve got a coffeehouse and a yoga studio deal in the works, both of which fit this mold).

In sum, news of LEED Gold certification for the Watermark is a true accomplishment, especially when you consider that it is built over a brownfield (as is the Genzyme Center). From brownfield to LEED Gold – pretty impressive.  A story not surprising in a neighborhood that was referred to yesterday by Governor Patrick as fearless, distinct and innovative.

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