Sustainability

LERNER'S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Many of the nation’s most forward-thinking and successful companies have embraced LEED® because they realize the diverse benefits and best business practices associated with sustainable design and development. These industry leaders recognize that by optimizing the work environment of their employees, they are able to increase productivity and profitability and decrease turnover.  Furthermore, they know that LEED certified buildings minimize environmental impact through such best practices as the use of recycled and locally-sourced materials, reduced consumption of precious natural resources and the effective management of carbon dioxide emissions and stormwater runoff. 

With a diverse portfolio that boasts over 2 million square feet of LEED Certified and Energy Star office space, Lerner has an unsurpassed corporate commitment to developing and managing high performance buildings. The company has long been at the forefront of sustainable development, having built commercial projects that have set new standards in their respective markets, including the first LEED Platinum office building in the Mid-Atlantic region and the first LEED Certified office building in Washington.

2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard

The corporate headquarters of Lerner, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard is an award-winning nine-story 200,000 square foot office tower located in Rockville, Maryland. The building was the first LEED Platinum office building in the Mid-Atlantic region and has been recognized as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, according to The World’s Greenest Buildings: Promise vs Performance in Sustainable Design.

Key Features

  • Green roof, lush garden lobby
  • Vedic architecture technologies to promote greater success, clarity and imagination
  • Healthier building reduces sick time and increases worker retention
  • Efficient design reduces energy by 28%
  • Water consumption reduced by 41%
  • Landscaping consists of water-efficient native or adapted plants
  • Three-stage outside air filtration system removes 95% of airborne pollutants, recycles air every
  • Over 60% of building materials sourced locally

1775 Tysons Boulevard

The first office building in the Tysons market to achieve LEED Platinum certification, 1775 Tysons Boulevard is a 17-story, 476,000 square foot office tower that is the newest addition to Lerner’s visionary Tysons II master plan.

Key Features

  • 57% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to non-LEED office buildings
  • 75% of occupied areas will have access to daylight and views
  • 40% of the building materials were made from post-industrial recycled content
  • Detention ponds that collect and filter stormwater runnoff
  • A WalkScore rating of 82 for accessibility and convenience

20 M Street

The first LEED Certified office building in Washington, D.C., 20 M Street is a 10-story, 190,000 square foot building that is adjacent to the Navy Yard Metro Station, only minutes away from Nationals Park in the city’s vibrant Capitol Riverfront District.

Key Features

  • The first office building in Washington DC to pursue and achieve LEED Gold certification for Core and Shell
  • Highly efficient glass keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • Direct access to public transportation, including The Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station
  • A WalkScore rating of 86 for accessibility and convenience to dining and services
  • A BikeScore of 90 with on-site access to ample bicycle storage and shower facilities

Fallsgrove Plaza

Fallsgrove Plaza is a five-story, 110,000 square foot Class A medical | office building located at 14995 Shady Grove Road in Rockville, Maryland. The site is strategically located in the flourishing Fallsgrove mixed-use development within Montgomery County's Life Sciences Corridor. 

Key Features

  • Air flow monitoring and low-emitting materials ensure a healthier work environment
  • Over an acre of restored open space (nearly 3 times larger than the building foot print)
  • 20% of the building materials were made from post-industrial recycled content
  • Nearly 90% of the base building construction waste was recycled
  • Walking distance to local amenities including shopping, dining, and hotel accommodations

Washington Square

Washington Square is an iconic one million square foot office building located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Central Business District. 

Key Features

  • The building provides increased ventilation to ensure indoor air quality is maintained at all times
  • A computerized Energy Management System allows for monitoring and control of energy use
  • With a Transit Score of 100, Washington Square is one of the most accessible buildings in D.C.
  • Direct access to public transportation on-site, including the Farragut North Metro Station
  • A BikeScore of 90 with an enclosed, secure bicycle room and on-site shower facilities

1600 Tysons Boulevard

1600 Tysons Boulevard is a 13-story, 305,000 square foot award-winning office tower. The building is located within Lerner's Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II in Tysons, Virginia, the largest office market in Virginia and 12th largest in the nation.

Key Features

  • Air flow monitoring and the use of low-emitting materials ensure a healthier work environment
  • Pedestrian sky bridge connects buildings in Tysons II to an unsurpassed collection of amenities
  • Mature, tree-lined roadways, pedestrian-friendly walkways and a one-acre Central Park
  • Water-efficient fixtures in the building and native and adapted plants in the landscaping
  • Underground parking designed to relieve the cooling energy load during hot summer months
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