The Tower Companies implemented a real-time water monitoring pilot program at a multi-tenant office building in 2015 and blew its goal out of the water (pun intended). Within a year, the team documented total water use reduction of 45% and the project had a payback of less than 6 months.
The case study will feature two different PPL experiments to appeal to users seeking energy conservation measures that are low- or no-cost and/or technologically advanced. The pilot project seeks to inspire the commercial real estate community to strengthen the tenant-landlord relationship to reduce whole building energy use. Tower partnered with Institute for Market Transformation to develop and implement this case study and it will be published in 2016. Stay Tuned!
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is one of the world’s foremost centers of multidisciplinary research in the world, addressing the most urgent challenges facing humanity. Pennie Abramson currently sits on the Executive Committee and previously served as President of the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute.
The David Lynch Foundation ensures that every child who wants to learn to meditate can do so and actively teaches Transcendental Meditation to adults and children everywhere. Jeffrey Abramson is a co-founder of the Foundation.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust and inspires visitors to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Albert Abramson served as Chairman of the Building Committee and Chairman of the Museum Development Committee.
We offset 100% of Tower’s energy consumption by purchasing renewable energy and carbon credits to support wind farms and other renewable energy projects. Since 2008, we’ve subsidized 10 wind farms by purchasing renewable energy credits for 100% of our portfolio. In the past two years, we have funded the New Bedford, MA, Landfill Methane Gas-to-Energy project with our carbon credit purchases to offset the emissions we generate through natural gas,
We provide clients and residents with the resources and education they need to live and work more sustainably. Their willingness to act helped us divert 78 garbage trucks of waste (700 tons) from landfills in 2015 and has made it possible for us to collect and compost over 70,000 pounds of food waste and paper towels since 2013.
Tower properties are close to Metro and other public transit, with many in walking distance of exciting DC area neighborhoods. We encourage cycling to and from our properties, either via nearby Capital Bikeshare stations or directly to our secured bike rooms that include showers, changing rooms, lockers, and fix-it stations. Properties also have electric vehicle charging stations and priority parking for hybrid vehicles.
We help our clients reach their sustainability goals through our commercial green lease program, which encourages them to build and maintain their spaces using sustainability best practices. In 2014 Tower was recognized as an inaugural member of the Green Lease Leaders Program developed by the Institute for Market Transformation with support from the Department of Energy. To date, we have over 800,000 SF under green lease.
The Tower Companies is a developer and owner of multi-tenant office, multifamily, retail, and mixed-use lifestyle properties in the National Capital Area. Tower is committed to being an environmental leader in the real estate industry and is continuously striving to find opportunities to engage with stakeholders on sustainability. To help achieve this goal and attract sustainability conscious tenants, the Tower Companies pursued the first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation on a
Getting the Green Out: Key Finds and Recommendations from NRDC Workshops on Promoting Green Stormwater Infrastructure on Commercial Property (2015)TowerAdmin
As a follow-up to The Green Edge, NRDC engaged with interested representatives of the commercial real estate sector to explore how property owners and developers think about GSI and conducted a workshop to develop and prioritize recommendations for implementing GSI at commercial development sites. GSI includes green roofs, rain gardens, cisterns, and other mechanisms that mimic natural hydrologic functions or that otherwise capture runoff on-site for productive use. Our Director
The Tower Companies started tracking building energy and water usage because it’s an opportunity to ensure efficient operations, reduce operating costs, compare our performance against similar buildings, and attract like-minded clients. Many local jurisdictions have started to require annual benchmarking including Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, MD. In an effort to encourage and educate other building owners to understand the process and benefits for energy reporting, Tower completed a short
Rockville, MD – January 20, 2015
The Tower Companies and Direct Energy Solar™ recently flipped the switch on a newly installed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system.
2014 Greenbuild Research Paper: Real Time Energy Management: Year 1 Results and Year 2 Persistence ResultsTowerAdmin
Even the best commercial buildings have “operational stray” – sensors break, schedules are wrong for the season, and switches are set to manual. NRDC’s 2013 report on The Tower Companies’ Real-Time Energy Management project provided detail on how Tower worked with AtSite to identify and correct stray in three of Tower’s commercial office buildings, reduced the costs of the program while producing savings, determined other values for Tower, and established