Newton, MA According to Bierbrier Development, a Lexington-based shopping center developer, its newest construction project, Needham Street Village Shops, received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The shopping center achieved certification under the LEED 2009 Core and Shell Development rating system.
The USGBC created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in order to provide standards for green building and renovations. LEED Certification means that Needham Streets Village Shops was developed with the latest design and construction principals to enhance environmental sustainability in the areas of site development, materials utilization, water and energy efficiency.
Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. said that, “LEED certification identifies Needham Street Village Shops as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates their leadership in transforming the building industry.” In honor of this impressive achievement and in appreciation of their participation in LEED, Bierbrier Development was presented with a certificate to recognize their accomplishment.
Needham Street Village Shops is a new shopping center located on Needham St. The Needham St. corridor is the dominant shopping center destination serving the densely concentrated residential population, nearby office parks and a large student population.
For over 40 years, Bierbrier Development has acquired, developed and managed quality retail projects across Eastern Massachusetts. Bierbrier Development’s portfolio includes: Arlington Village Shops in Arlington, Walgreens Plaza in Haverhill, Wellington Circle Plaza in Medford, Needham Street Village Shops in Newton, and South Shore Place in Braintree.