Newark, New Jersey Celebrates First LEED Certified Homes

--()--The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD)

WHAT:  

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) is hosting a press conference and open house recognizing the first United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified homes built in the City of Newark - The Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings. There are six 3800 square feet buildings offering two residential units and commercial space on the first floor of each building.

 
The completion of The Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings makes LPCCD the largest USGBC LEED Homes provider in the State of New Jersey. These homes are also the only mixed-use LEED Homes in New Jersey and the first LEED Homes built in an urban area in the State. This program will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the building and remarks from several speakers.
 
WHO: Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of Newark
Richard Osworth, Director of Community Resource, Acting Director of Housing Services, State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Mark Kabakow, Senior Relationship Manager, Wachovia Bank
Joseph A. Forline, Vice President Customer Operations, PSE&G
Carmen Rainieri, Board Member, United States Green Building Council - NJ Chapter
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:30am
 
WHERE: 450-460 Washington Street (enter at West Kinney Street)
Newark, New Jersey 07102
 
WHY: The LEED Gold certified Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings will offer sustainable features that include Energy Star windows and appliances, bamboo flooring and cabinets, recycled concrete countertops, low VOC paints, low-flow water fixtures, dual flush toilets and solar power. These amenities benefit the homeowner and the environment as well as conserve energy, reduce energy costs and provide health benefits.
 

LPCCD is a community development corporation with a mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey. The LPCCD project is one of the nation's best practices in urban sustainable community development and is developing one of the nation's first urban eco-villages. The organization is also hosting the 3rd Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, a signature event in the City of Newark, designed to further revitalize the Lincoln Park community. Tours and week long festivities will be held from July 24 through July 27, 2008 for visitors to experience the revival of this historic neighborhood. For more information visit www.lpccd.org and call (973) 242-4144 for more information.

Contacts

LPCCD
Fayemi Shakur, 973-242-4144
fayemi@lpccd.org

Contacts

LPCCD
Fayemi Shakur, 973-242-4144
fayemi@lpccd.org