LEED ND: Built Project v1 - LEED 1.0 pilot
Rockville, MD 20852
LEED Gold 2008
The JBG Companies has joined forces with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to create Twinbrook Station, a transit-orientated neighborhood development in Rockville Md. The project transforms 26 acres of existing commuter parking lots adjacent to the Metro’s red line into a 2.2-million-square-foot, mixed-use community. At full build-out, the project will include 1,595 multifamily residential units, 220,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, 325,000 square feet of Class-A commercial space, and a new park. Twinbrook Station has been designated a Smart Growth project by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance and it received the International Charter Award for Excellence from the Congress for the New Urbanism.
By committing ourselves to the goals of smart growth and civic responsibility, JBG seeks to develop buildings that improve communities while preserving our environment and conserving our resources. Our ground-up approach focuses on the strategic design, development and management of properties that result in energy efficiency, resource conservation and waste reduction.
In addition to changing the land-use patterns of the site, JBG has made green building an integral part of Twinbrook Station. Throughout the project, green operations and cleaning plans have been put in place, as well as organic gardening practices. New buildings feature energy- and water-efficient design strategies, which use 30% less water than comparable conventional projects. Waste management and recycling programs throughout the development further lower its environmental impact. The site’s proximity to the Twinbrook metro station, which provides over 1,000 trips daily to the site, helps to reduce the area’s vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by making public transportation more accessible and more attractive. These innovations will help 80% of all the buildings achieve individual LEED-certified status. The neighborhood development at Twinbrook Station is truly a very unique project especially because of its numerous green features.