CLEVELAND, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA) announced today that three of the company's multifamily properties – Blossom Plaza in Los Angeles, One Franklin Town in Philadelphia and Radian in Boston – recently earned ENERGY STAR certification.
"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 David LaRue, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "Saving energy is just one of the ways our associates bring our core values to life and show our residents and local communities that we are committed to their health and wellbeing."
The certifications follow Forest City's recent ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Space recognition for its corporate headquarters in Cleveland and 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for outstanding efforts in energy management.
Each of the apartment communities benefits from Forest City's holistic approach to sustainable and energy-efficient design and management.
- Blossom Plaza in the heart of Los Angeles' Chinatown neighborhood 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 Town near Philadelphia's bustling Center City places 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 the United States based on actual, verified energy performance. For more information about ENERGY STAR for Buildings and Plants, visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment, " said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."
About Forest City
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $7.9 billion in consolidated assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of office, apartment and mixed-use real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net.
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