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Leading the Way

We're proud of our LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified building. It reflects more than 30 interior and exterior green building initiatives—and highlights our commitment to conservation in everything we do.

Follow Our LEED®

Saving Water

Our efficient, low-flow restroom fixtures reduce water consumption by 20 percent.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

More than 60 percent of our “new” building materials, from steel beams to drywall, come from local sources, reducing carbon-emitting transportation.

Connecting to Community

Our location in the heart of Baltimore and close to public transportation makes it easy for guests to join us in saving energy.

Choosing Renewable Energy

One hundred percent of our electricity comes from renewable wind power.

Reusing Materials

We limited pressure on local landfills by recycling over 88 percent of our construction waste.

Clearing the Air

Picking paints, adhesives and floorcoverings low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) helps protect all our occupants from airborne toxins.

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