Newark, New Jersey Celebrates First LEED Certified Homes

WHAT:  The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) is hosting a
        press conference and open house recognizing the first United
        States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and
        Environmental Design (LEED) certified homes built in the City
        of Newark – The Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings. There
        are six 3800 square feet buildings offering two residential
        units and commercial space on the first floor of each

       The completion of The Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings
        makes LPCCD the largest USGBC LEED Homes provider in the State
        of New Jersey. These homes are also the only mixed-use LEED
        Homes in New Jersey and the first LEED Homes built in an urban
        area in the State. This program will include a ribbon cutting
        ceremony, tours of the building and remarks from several

WHO:   Stefan Pryor, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of
       Richard Osworth, Director of Community Resource, Acting
        Director of Housing Services, State of New Jersey Department
        of Community Affairs
       Mark Kabakow, Senior Relationship Manager, Wachovia Bank
       Joseph A. Forline, Vice President Customer Operations, PSE&G
       Carmen Rainieri, Board Member, United States Green Building
        Council – NJ Chapter

WHEN:  Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:30am

WHERE: 450-460 Washington Street (enter at West Kinney Street)
       Newark, New Jersey 07102

WHY:   The LEED Gold certified Washington Street Mixed Use Buildings
        will offer sustainable features that include Energy Star
        windows and appliances, bamboo flooring and cabinets, recycled
        concrete countertops, low VOC paints, low-flow water fixtures,
        dual flush toilets and solar power. These amenities benefit
        the homeowner and the environment as well as conserve energy,
        reduce energy costs and provide health benefits.

       LPCCD is a community development corporation with a mission to
        plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural
        district in Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey. The LPCCD
        project is one of the nation’s best practices in urban
        sustainable community development and is developing one of the
        nation’s first urban eco-villages. The organization is also
        hosting the 3rd Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, a
        signature event in the City of Newark, designed to further
        revitalize the Lincoln Park community. Tours and week long
        festivities will be held from July 24 through July 27, 2008
        for visitors to experience the revival of this historic
        neighborhood. For more information visit and
        call (973) 242-4144 for more information.


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