HOBOKEN, NJ – Bijou Properties announced today that Edge Lofts, its new luxury rental building in Hoboken, N.J., has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design.

Located at 1405 Clinton Street, the six-story building is the first Hoboken residential development to achieve LEED® Platinum certification -- the highest level in USGBC’s LEED for Homes program. 

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the USGBC and to become LEED-Platinum certified,” says Lawrence Bijou, managing partner of Bijou Properties.  “Edge Lofts has been designed and built to raise the bar for sustainable design and building practices in Hudson County and beyond.  It is an excellent example of how urban buildings can promote a cleaner, healthier lifestyle for residents while positively impacting the environment.  We’re proud of this important achievement which reflects the company’s dedication to green building leadership.”

Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Edge Lofts features a distinctive brick- and-glass exterior.  The south façade will be covered by a living wall of ivy to provide thermal, acoustical and aesthetic benefits, while architectural sunshades reduce direct sun absorption at the southern corners.  The building’s 35 residences -- which are fully leased -- include fresh air filtration systems, open cell spray foam insulation for maximum air and moisture control, superior sound insulation, zero VOC paint, reclaimed antique oak flooring, kitchen and bathroom tiles made with recycled contents, and Frigidaire Energy Star® appliances.  The building is also Energy Star® Certified and is a 100% smoke-free environment.

Additional amenities and services include a virtual doorman system, a 2,500 square-foot landscaped common terrace, a residents’ lounge with WiFi, flat screen TV, kitchenette and wet bar and a children’s play area; a package room for deliveries and cold storage area, bicycle racks and an on-site parking garage.  Edge Lofts also features 1,250 square feet of ground floor retail space, as well as dedicated artist and gallery space.

The team of professionals that worked on Edge Lofts includes developer Bijou Properties, LEED Consultant Steven Winter Associates, MEPS Engineer Dagher Engineering, and Structural Engineer Cates Engineering. 

For additional information on Edge Lofts, please call 201-963-1405 or visit http://www.EdgeLoftsHoboken.com.

About Bijou Properties:

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken NJ, Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED® Gold Residential Highrise) and The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof.  Currently under construction is Park Place, a 12-story building located at 1415 Park Avenue on the north end of Hoboken that will feature 212 rental residences, 13,000 square feet of retail space, 32,000 square feet of educational space and a six level parking garage. The $131-million project was designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification.  The project recently received a 2013 Smart Growth Gold Award from the Hudson County Planning Board.

More information can be found on the company website: http://www.bijouproperties.com

About USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Since USGBC’s founding in 1993, USGBC has grown to more than 18,000 member companies and organizations and a comprehensive suite of LEED green building certification systems. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations all sharing USGBC commitment to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Visit http://www.usgbc.org for more information.

 

About LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for building and designing high-performance green homes that are energy-and-resource-efficient and healthy for its occupants.  Developed and administered by USGBC, LEED for Homes awards points to projects in eight categories of environmental performance: Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Awareness & Education. To date, more than 18,000 units have achieved certification with LEED for Homes program, and over 75,000 have registered and are in process.  For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/homes.