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"We're honored to earn ENERGY STAR recognition for superior energy performance at these apartment communities and appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in their efficient operation," said
The certifications follow Forest City's recent ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Space recognition for its corporate headquarters in
Each of the apartment communities benefits from Forest City's holistic approach to sustainable and energy-efficient design and management.
Blossom Plazain the heart of Los Angeles' Chinatownneighborhood promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle with immediate access to public transit and free bike parking. The vibrant community offers ENERGY STAR certified washers, refrigerators and dishwashers; LED lighting; and indoor plumbing designed to reduce water use by 40 percent. One Franklin Townnear Philadelphia'sbustling Center Cityplaces a high priority on reducing the property's carbon footprint through new automated heating and cooling systems and the sharing of environmentally friendly practices and healthy living habits with residents. A recent renovation featured the addition of a yoga studio.
- Radian overlooks
Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway, an innovative public park, which the on-site team supports through community service projects. All apartments at the LEED Gold certified building feature efficient electric appliances; vent-less washers and dryers; and are individually metered for water and electric, giving residents better visibility to their own utility usage.
ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment, " said
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At the Company: Mike Lonsway, Executive Vice President - Planning, 216-416-3325, Jeff Linton, Senior Vice President - Corporate Communication, 216-416-3558