Project Marks the Sixth LEED Certified Building Developed by Liberty in Florida
ORLANDO, FL – August 18, 2010 – Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) today announced that it has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its 211,000 square foot Maitland Summit III building in Orlando.
“LEED certified buildings are attractive to occupants because they offer lower operating costs and provide a more productive work environment,” said Stephen Whitley, senior vice president and city manager for Liberty. “This building, our first LEED Gold certified property in this market, builds upon all we have learned in our development of more than 30 sustainable commercial buildings around the country.”
LEED is the USGBC’s leading measurement rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings. LEED Gold certification of the Maitland Summit III building was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself. These features include: enhanced daylight views, use of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified woods, waterless urinals, low-flow shower heads and sensor faucets, high energy-efficient HVAC equipment with special filters and carbon dioxide monitors, a highly reflective TPO roof membrane, as well as low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting paints, carpet and adhesives.
Maitland Summit III marks the company’s first LEED certified development project in Orlando and it is the sixth LEED building to open in the state.
Liberty’s Commitment to Sustainable Development
Liberty has invested more than $1 billion in sustainable office, flex and industrial development projects across the United States. During the last three years the company has been named the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 2008 Developer of the Year; received the CoreNet Global 2008 Sustainability Leadership Award for Design & Development and the 2007 NAIOP Green Development Award; and was honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2006 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Corporate Leadership Award. Liberty is committed to sustainable building practices for many reasons, including lowering tenant operating costs, increasing employee comfort and productivity and benefitting the environment.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust owns and manages more than 3.8 million square feet of office and industrial space in Orlando. The company is headquartered in Malvern, PA and is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through extraordinary work environments. The real estate investment trust (REIT) serves customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 78 million square foot portfolio offers exceptional locations and flexible design to more than 2,100 tenants at 700 office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities. The company is a leader in the development of high performance green buildings. For more information please visit www.libertyproperty.com.