The Tower Companies
Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, The Tower Companies(towercompanies.com) is a family-owned real estate firm, the largest Green Builder in our Nation’s Capital, ranks #42 on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Top 50 US Green Power Purchasers' List, EPA-certified carbon neutral, and they developed, Blair Towns, (blairtowns.com) the first US Green Building Council LEED-certified apartment complex in the country. The Tower Companies is a member of EPA’s Climate Leaders, Energy Star and Green Power Partnership programs. Their award-winning portfolio includes 4.5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, 1,400 apartments, regional malls, residential communities, lifestyle centers, and hotels within the DC area. Of this total, one million square feet are Green or sustainable projects, and another 2.5 million square feet are in the planning stages; their corporate headquarters, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (toweroaks.com), is the first LEED Platinum-certified multi-tenant commercial building in the DC area, 1050 K Street (1050kstreet.com) is LEED Gold and The Millennium Building (millenniumbuilding.com) is the only and first commercial multi-tenant building in DC to get LEED EB certified.
2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, co-developed with Lerner Companies, and designed by Kishimoto.Gordon.Dalaya PC (KGD) (kgdarchitecture.com), measures 200,000 square feet, is the world’s largest application of Fortune-Creating(sm) architecture and built on the Vedic principals of orientation, placement and proportion, to improve the occupant’s health, enhance job performance and success. The building features 9’-3" ceilings and 6’-6" high continuous windows offering beautiful 360° panoramic views in all directions. The stunning daylight-filled lobby is finished with polished Tennessee Pink marble floors and Lacewood walls, accented with a luminous onyx freestanding sculpture wall and stainless steel planters. Tenant amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness room, including lockers, showers and yoga/Pilates room, luxurious bathrooms, an organic cafe, and covered parking. The partially underground 4-level parking structure forms a pedestal, supporting sustainable landscaped terraces around the building, with serenity fountains and plaza in front of the building. Over 17,000 drought resistant native plantings of trees, ornamental grasses and flowering bulbs compliment the buildings’ landscape in the park-like setting located in Rockville, Maryland.
The building’s green efficiencies are "Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR" and reduce energy consumption by 28%, water consumption by 41%; the HVAC system is 39% more efficient than for typical offices; a four-stage air filtration system circulates 25% more outside air than required by code, turns over every 51 minutes, controls odors and removes over 90% of airborne contaminants before it reaches tenants. Furthermore, 90% of occupants have outside views, 74% have natural daylight, CO2 monitoring increases fresh air when necessary and there is "night sky" protection; no light pollution leaves the site; electromagnetic field (EMF) shielding. Eighty percent (80%) of all electric equipment is Energy Star-rated, 22% of the materials were manufactured within a 500-mile radius; 85% of the construction waste was recycled. Over 900 people, including public officials, business/civic organizations, schools and media, have toured the building because it goes beyond green to increase workforce success and business growth.
Their numerous awards include 2009 DC Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, 2009 Smart CEO Awards, 2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Awards, 2008 USGBC of the National Capital Area, Member Firm of the Year, 2008 Washington Business Journal Green Company of the Year, 2008 Washingtonian Magazine Corporate Green Award, 2007 DC Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year and 2006 and 2003 EPA Green Power Leadership Awards. Contact: Elizabeth Oliver-Farrow/The Oliver Group, Inc./202.494.1977. Email: elizabeth@TheOliverGroupInc.com
For more information, please visit www.towercompanies.com.