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Celebrating Earth Day Week at The Navy Yard – April 21-25, 2014

Join The Navy Yard in celebrating Earth Day 2014 with a full week of fun and informative activities focused on sustainability! This year for Earth Day, the Earth Day Network has chosen the global theme of Green Cities. The Earth Day Network says, “With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future.”  Along with Mayor Michael Nutter’s pledge of making Philadelphia the number one green city in America, be sure to join the over a billion people in 190 countries that participate in Earth Day each year by marking your calendar for the entire week of April 20-25, 2014.

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Happy 100th birthday, Tasty!

Happy 100th Birthday, Tastykake!

Tasty Baking Company, manufacturer of beloved Philadelphia-made snacks, celebrated its 100th birthday yesterday at its bakery at The Navy Yard. The maker of Krimpets and Kandy Kakes honored the occasion by “Kaking Over” Philadelphia with 100 deliveries of Tastykakes to locations throughout the city to first responders and charities around the city. The City of Philadelphia also declared February 25th “Tastykake Day.”

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RideECO, a Transit Benefit Program Offered to Navy Yard Tenants

As Navy Yard tenants, you may have heard of the RideECO program, a transit benefit program administered by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) that allows employers and commuters to save money through putting pre-tax dollars toward fares on public transportation. Commuters can currently save over $500 per year, and employers can also save over $100 in reduced FICA taxes for each participating employee.

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Leaders from (L-R) Liberty Property Trust, PIDC, Franklin Square Capital Partners, City of Philadelphia, Synterra Partners, and Liberty Property Trust in the ceremonial groundbreaking for 201 Rouse Blvd.

Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners breaks ground on new high performance headquarters for Franklin Square Capital Partners at 201 Rouse Blvd.

With shovels in hand and a half-dozen of their LEED(R) certified buildings as backdrop, executives from Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their eighth high performance building in The Navy Yard, the new headquarters for Franklin Square Capital Partners at 201 Rouse Blvd.

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Greenbuild is Coming to Philadelphia – Join Us on Tours of The Navy Yard

Join us on the road to Greenbuild! Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, for three days of outstanding education sessions, renowned speakers, a vast expo floor, green building tours, special seminars and networking events.

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Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners Earn LEED® Gold Certification at 150 Rouse Blvd.

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners announced on September 4th, 2013 that it has received LEED® Gold certification under the Core & Shell™ rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council at 150 Rouse Boulevard in The Navy Yard Corporate Center.  The accreditation is the seventh for the Liberty Property/Synterra team at The Navy Yard, which is one of the largest collections of LEED commercial buildings in the region.

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Greenbuild Conference is Coming to Philadelphia (and The Navy Yard!)

USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the 2013 Greenbuild conference, on the 20th anniversary of USGBC. This year, Greenbuild is expected to draw over 30,000 attendees: industry leaders, experts, and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work.

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The Navy Yard Welcomes: Graboyes Commercial Window Co.

Graboyes Commercial Window Co., a commercial window installer with deep roots in custom window and door replacement throughout the Philadelphia region, has relocated its corporate headquarters from 7th & Callowhill Streets to The Navy Yard in June 2013.

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MaGrann Associates’ Navy Yard Office Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

MaGrann Associates is a national leader in energy efficiency/green building consulting and engineering, specializing in in energy efficiency and green building. MaGrann opened their Philadelphia office in One Crescent Drive at The Navy Yard in 2011. For 30 years, MaGrann has focused on bringing applied building science to the residential housing market helping builders, developers, and designers produce higher performing, energy efficient homes. From custom engineering design to troubleshooting, program management to third party green building verification, MaGrann Associates is dedicated to providing users with expert and effective consulting and engineering support.

To complement their expertise and dedication to energy efficiency, MaGrann pursued a certification for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Commercial Interiors (CI) for their 3,000 square foot office suite, to add to the LEED Platinum Core and Shell (CS) certification of One Crescent Drive. The Navy Yard is proud to announce that in March of 2013, LEED CI Gold Certification was achieved at MaGrann’s Philadelphia office!

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Join Greensgrow Farms’ Summer CSA Program at The Navy Yard

Kick off the summer on May 23rd with a season of fresh, local produce and more, delivered right here to The Navy Yard, by becoming a member of Greensgrow Farms’ Summer CSA program. CSA, which traditionally stands for Community Supported Agriculture, has been rebranded by Greensgrow as City Supported Agriculture.  The pickups will be conveniently located every Thursday on the Marine Parade Grounds (at Broad & Intrepid Avenue).

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