8135 Maple Lawn Boulevard earns Leed Gold Certification from MD Chapter of USGBC
BALTIMORE, MD — 8135 Maple Lawn Blvd., a four-story, 131,257 s/f class “A” office building developed by St. John Properties, Inc. and Greenebaum Enterprises, Inc. and situated in the Maple Lawn business community in Howard County has earned a LEED Gold certification from the Maryland Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The building is 90% leased, with Cisco Systems, Inc. occupying nearly 98,000 s/f of space in the building.
“St. John Properties, together with our partners, was among the first real estate development companies in the Maryland area to construct all of our new buildings in accordance with green building standards as outlined by USGBC,” said Richard Williamson, senior vice president, leasing for St. John Properties.
“We recognized the trend among corporate end-users to demand sustainability and environment-friendly features in their corporate real estate. Developing LEED-certified buildings and leading the way in the building sustainability movement remains an integral part of our corporate mission.”
8135 Maple Lawn Blvd. was constructed with a brick and glass exterior and expansive, column-free 35,000 s/f floor plates. The project features high-energy HVAC units, energy-efficient motion sensor light fixtures, double pane insulated glass, white TPO roofing membranes and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. Low VOC paint and adhesives will be utilized in interior construction, and storm water runoff will be managed utilizing a state-of-the-art system that minimizes the effect on local waterways.
Maple Lawn is a 600-acre mixed-use business community that, upon completion, will consist of more than 1.8 million s/f of commercial office space in the commercial district, a residential component containing more than 1,300 housing units and a full-service hotel. Approximately 700,000 s/f of commercial office space, research and development/flex space, medical buildings and retail uses in a “Main Street-style” environment currently exists in the community. In addition, more than 1,000 residential units ranging from condominiums to estate homes have been constructed.
Located off MD Rte. 29 in Fulton, MD in the Washington-Baltimore corridor section of Howard County, Maple Lawn is situated immediately off Rte. 29, approximately three miles from I-95 and the Inter-County Connector, 20 minutes from BWI Airport, 22 miles from Baltimore and 30 miles from downtown Washington, DC.