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"At first, Jeffrey Abramson of The Tower Companies seems too good to be true…"



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Learn more about how the Abramson family and The Tower Companies transcend green building in our articles section.

Every Project Is a New Personal Best


These are just a few of the honors and accomplishments The Tower Companies has achieved, together with all of the partners, team members and other contributors who made them possible:

Awards

  • 2014 CEL & Associates Inc.'s National Real Estate "A List" Award for Service Excellence
  • 2014 Green Lease Leader from Institute for Market Development and US Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance
  • 2014 Earns EPA Energy Star (2013) for 1909 K Street, 1828 L Street, 1707 L Street, The Tower Building and 1050 K Street
  • 2013 DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.  First Two-Time Winner
  • 2013 Real Estate Company Power Purchaser on the US Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Top 1000 Leadership List
  • 2013 USGBC NCR Award of Excellence for Sustainable Business of the Year
  • 2013 USGBC NCR Award of Excellence Honorable Mention for Project of the Years:  Existing Buildings - The Tower Building
  • 2013 Recognized by DDOE, DC Downtown BID, and Mayor Vincent Grey as DC Smarter Business Challenge Partner
  • 2013 Multi-Housing News Award of Excellence, Unbuilt Category - Blairs Master Plan
  • 2013 Property Management Association Pace Award for Most Innovative Community
  • 2013 National Real Estate "A List" CEL Award for Service Excellence
  • 2013 AtSite Q2 My Building Rocks Award:  Joe Lee - "New Kid on the Block:  Guiding the Blairs Properties to Energy Goals"  (Blairs Residential Campus)
  • 2013 AtSite Q3 My Building Rocks Award:  Kendrick Smith - "Most Successful Use of Existing Resources"  (Blair Office Building)
  • 2012 ULI Lifetime Achievement Award - Presented Posthumously to Albert Abramson
  • 2012 National Real Estate "A List" CEL Award for Service Excellence
  • 2012 The Blairs First Multi-Family USGBC® Certified LEED® Gold under Residential Campus Program for EBOM
  • 2012 USGBC NCR Names Blair Towns 2012 LEED EB Project of the Year
  • 2012 Tower Building and 1707 L Streets Designated BOMA360 Performance Buildings
  • 2012 NAIOP Award of Excellence for 1828 L Street for Best Common Area Use for most innovative design of Building Public Lobby/Public Space in an office building
  • 2012 EPA Green Power Leadership Club
  • 2012 EPA 100% Green Power Purchasers List
  • 2012 EPA ENERGY STAR® Leader
  • 2011 CEL & Associates Inc.'s National Real Estate "A List" Award for Service Excellence
  • 2011 National Commercial Real Estate 'A List' Award For Service Excellence 
  • 2011 US Green Building Council NCR Member of the Year l Eugenia Gregorio
  • 2011 Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington Go Green Community Manager Award l Jared Gigliotti
  • 2010 MultiHousing News Award of Excellence Development Company of the Year
  • 2010 Montgomery County Council "40 Environmentalists in 40 Years" Award The Abramson Family
  • 2010 NAIOP Maryland/DC Award of Excellence in Best Urban Office up to 150,000 SF Category for 1050 K Street
  • 2009 Washington Business Journal and Board of Trade Visionary Award
  • 2009 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Best Green Building of the Year l 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard
  • 2009 Maryland State Comptroller Proclamation Greenest Office Building l 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard
  • 2009 Montgomery County Council ProclamationGreenest Office Building l 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard
  • 2009 Smart CEO Magazine Circle of Excellence Award
  • 2009 District of Columbia Dept of Energy Environmental Excellence Awards2009 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award
  • 2008 US Green Building Council National Capital Area Member Firm of the Year
  • 2008 City of Rockville Environmental Excellence Award
  • 2008 MultiHousing News Corporate Green Award
  • 2008 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Free Enterprise Award
  • 2008 Washington Business Journal Green Company of the Year
  • 2008 Washingtonian Magazine Corporate Green Leader of the Year
  • 2007 DC Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
  • 2006 & 2003 US Environmental Protection Agency/US Department of Energy Green Power Purchaser Award

Accomplishments 

  • 1909 K Street and 1828 L Street receive BOMA 360 Performance Building Designation
  • 1707 L Street and The Tower Building receive BOMA 360 Performance Buildings Designation - 2nd year in a row
  • 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard recognized internationally in World's Greenest Building by Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer
  • Reduced Energy by 14% over entire 3 million s.f. owned and managed portfolio
  • Recognized as DOE Better Building Challenge Partner to reduce Energy by 20% by 2020 and Inaugural Partner of Multifamily Housing Program Expansion.
  • Top Real Estate Development Company Green Power purchaser on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership List
  • First Real Estate Development Company to be Climate Registered™ with The Climate Registry in 2010
  • First developer to be on EPA's 2003 & 2006 Green Power Partnership list
  • First developer in the National Capital Area to achieve LEED® Platinum certification for a multi-tenant commercial office building 2000 Tower Oaks, Rockville, MD
  • First developer of the largest commercial application of Maharishi Vastu/Fortune-Creating(sm) Architecture in the world l 2000 Tower Oaks, Rockville, MD and subject of Harvard Case Study: "Design Creates Fortune - 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard"
  • First developer to earn US EPA's "Designed to Earn Energy Star" designation in the state of Maryland l 2000 Tower Oaks, Rockville, MD
  • First developer to introduce Executive SmartSuites®
  • First developer in DC to achieve LEED certification for a multi-tenant commercial office building under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system 1909 K Street/The Millennium Building, Washington, DC
  • First developer of LEED Certified apartments in the country Blair Towns, Silver Spring, MD
  • First developer of LEED-EBOM Platinum Certified apartments in the World Blair Towns, Silver Spring, MD
  • First developer to introduce ecopads® in the multi-family rental market
  • First developer to introduce Hi-Tech Social Laundry rooms in multi-family market
  • First developer in DC Metro area to introduce Green Leases
  • Among first area developers to install nine Electric Charging Stations in Six of U.S. USGBC® certified properties
  • First developer to produce TowerGreen News, a quarterly series of news shorts to educate tenants about their green initiatives
  • First developer to receive 2002 Apartment and Office Building Association Green Office Building of the Year for The Tower Building
  • Purchaser of renewable energy for our office buildings and apartments to meet 93% of their electrical energy needs
  • LEED Accredited Professionals in over 27% of corporate staff
  • One of only 13 carbon-neutral businesses in US registered as EPA Climate Leaders Partner
  • Annual Recycling on Earth Day events at residential and commercial properties
  • Eleven LEED certified projects
    • The Tower Companies Corporate Headquarters | LEED Platinum CI (2009)
    • 2000 Tower Oaks | LEED Platinum CS (2009)
    • 1050 K Street | LEED Gold CS (2009)
    • The Tower Building | LEED Silver EB (2009)
    • 1909 K Street (The Millennium Building) | LEED Certified (2009)
    • 1828 L Street LEED Gold EB (2011)
    • 1828 L Street Fitness/Offices LEED Gold CI (2010)
    • 1707 L Street LEED Silver EB (2011)
    • Blair Towns | LEED Certified (2004)
    • Blair Towns l LEED-EBOM Platinum (2011)
    • 1909 K Street Suite 300/320 LEED CI (Gold) (2011)
    • 1707 L Street Fitness Center Registered for LEED CI with a goal of achieving Gold
  • Member of US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star, Green Power Partnership programs and Climate Leaders (CL) *phased out in October 2011
  • Certified Member of The Climate Registry
  • Earned US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for 1909 K and 1828 L Streets and Tower Building

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