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Notch 8 at Potomac Yard Achieves LEED Certification

Mixed-Use Community Delivers Sustainable Construction and Design
June 1, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Notch 8 is CBG Building Company's fourth community at The Exchange at Potomac Yard to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 253-unit community incorporates a number of sustainable features ranging from waste management to green building design. Notch 8 also features nearly 70,000 square feet of retail space, with its Giant Supermarket targeting LEED Silver.

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Notch 8 at Potomac Yard

"JBG's sustainability mission seeks to develop buildings that improve communities while preserving our environment and conserving our resources," says Andrew VanHorn, development principal at JBG. "We seek to create value through the strategic design, development, and management of properties that result in energy efficiency, resource conservation, and waste reduction. Notch 8 is a great example of this. CBG was a valuable partner in meeting our sustainability and business goals for the project by bringing creative personnel and thoughtful solutions to each unique construction challenge at Notch 8."

CBG achieved a number of sustainable goals during the project. During construction, the team utilized low-emitting, regional, and recycled materials, diverted 97 percent of on-site construction waste from landfill, and used 30 percent less water than the building's calculated baseline.

In addition to its proximity to several bus lines and the Braddock Road Metro Station, Notch 8 supports alternative transportation by providing residents with bike racks, designating electric vehicle charging stations, and offering hybrid and low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicle parking spaces within its 480-space garage. Notch 8 also includes a green courtyard of perennials, shrubs, and small trees spanning the entire rooftop.

"CBG has a long history of sustainable building," says Keith Anderson, president of CBG. "We are proud to carry on this green legacy at Notch 8 at The Exchange at Potomac Yard."

In addition to Notch 8, CBG's Potomac Yard portfolio includes: Avalon Potomac Yard, a 323-unit LEED Silver mixed-use community; Bell Del Ray, a 276-unit National Green Building Standard Bronze Certified mixed-use community; and Station 650, a 183-unit National Association of Home Builders Bronze Certified luxury apartment community.

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About CBG Building Company

Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and active collaboration with clients, CBG has been delivering award-winning communities from coast to coast for more than 25 years. CBG's professional construction team builds more than 4,000 homes each year, providing high-quality, responsive service backed by a significant bonding capacity and national resources. CBG's experience spans a diverse portfolio of geographic areas and product types, including luxury, mixed-use, and affordable housing apartments, as well as campus housing, military family communities, and senior living facilities. Together, we draw on the knowledge gained through building more than 80,000 housing units since 1992. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.

About The JBG Companies

Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is a private real estate investment firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington, DC area. Since 1960, JBG has been active in areas where it invests, striving to positively impact local communities. For more information, please visit www.jbg.com.