JKR Partners Announces LEED Silver Recognition
In June, JKR Partners along with Dranoff Properties celebrated the achievement of LEED Silver Certification for 777 South Broad. JKR Partners designed this $70-million project that connected the southern half of Broad Street to the prominent Avenue of the Arts. This neighborhood oriented development (NOD) transformed the vacant parcel into a new 5-story structure with 146 luxury loft-style apartments, 18,000 sq. feet of street level retail space and a 156 space parking court. Green friendly practices were integrated into the building’s design, construction and operation. JKR Team – Jerry Roller and Richard Stewart attended the LEED Celebration Event. The event featured commentary from John Dougherty, IBEW Local 98, Janet Milkman of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Katherine Gajewski of the City of Philadelphia.
777 South Broad achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, this project saves money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and contributes to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Residents can minimize their carbon emissions by utilizing mass transit or choose to keep their car locked and secured in the property’s gated parking lot. PhillyCarShare, the city’s premier vehicle sharing program is offered on site, and ample bike storage is also available. 777 South Broad’s latest green feature is the installation of an electric car charging station.