The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus
Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST
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The Navy Yard is a dynamic, urban 1,200-acre business campus with over 11,000 employees and 143 companies occupying over 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial/manufacturing, and R&D space. Since the base closure in 1996, over $1 billion of public and private funds have been invested into the campus. In 2013, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) updated The Navy Yard's Real Estate Master Plan and created a community-wide Energy Master Plan to accommodate the continuing investment and job growth, providing the roadmap for future development. An overview of these master planning efforts will be presented by a member of PIDC. Following the presentation, the tour will feature a range of sustainable development, including: the Corporate Center, developed by Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners, which houses five LEED® buildings ranging from LEED Certified to GlaxoSmithKline’s double LEED Platinum headquarters; the Historic Core with renovated historic buildings like Urban Outfitter s, Inc.’s award-winning corporate campus; and highlights including innovative stormwater management initiatives, open park space, and the unregulated energy grid. This tour will appeal to a variety of building and design professionals, as it will focus on how sustainable practices can be incorporated into master planning processes and realized in construction and development.