Maryland Bank Opens Eco-Friendly Branch

ROCKVILLE, Md. — M&T Bank recently opened its first environmentally-friendly banking branch in Rockville’s Park Center tomorrow.

The new M&T branch features outdoor louver screens and full-length glass walls to allow natural light in to the building,while a high colonnade with canopy will minimize direct sunlight and glare. An intuitive light sensor system will monitor sunlight levels and dim the artificial lighting in spaces getting enough natural light.  

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Baltimore Clinic Earns Platinum Certification

BALTIMORE — Featuring rain gardens, a heat recovery wheel, and natural lighting in 75 percent of its offices, the Highlandtown Healthy Living Center medical office building now also proudly displays a LEED Platinum placard.
The newly opened 32,000-square-foot clinic, part of the Baltimore Medical System, one of six such centers operated by BMS, offers patient care and education to approximately 22,000 people in around Highlandtown – an East Baltimore neighborhood.
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NASA Space-Flight Center Puts Home Planet First

Greenbelt, Md. — NASA broke ground on a $56 million eco-friendly Exploration Sciences Building at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center here.

The 265,500-square-foot research-laboratory and office building, which is registered for LEED Silver certification, will house personnel from the astrophysics and solar systems exploration divisions and the office of the directorate.

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New Green Building Will Serve As Heart of Maryland Campus

BALTIMORE — Goucher College officials broke ground in April on a new 100,000-square foot, sustainable building that will serve as the central gathering place for the campus.

The Athenaeum, designed by Hillier Architecture of Princeton, N.J., will be a multi-use building that will include a campus library, an art gallery, a café, and a center for community service and multicultural affairs.

Students will also have access to an open forum for performances, lectures and other events, exercise space and an area for conversation and relaxation.

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