The 208,244-square-foot and 139,120-square-foot buildingsdelivered in 2009. In August, BAE Systems signed a lease to fullyoccupy the smaller of the two office buildings at 520 Gaither Rd.,with a move in date scheduled for April 2010.

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Sustainable features include water consumption for landscapingand indoor plumbing processes that are projected to save more thanone million gallons a year; an advanced thermal envelope; highefficiency glazing; occupancy sensors; an efficient heating,ventilation and air conditioning system; and bicycle storage,changing rooms and preferred parking for fuel-efficient andcarpooling vehicles.

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According to president Robert Cohen, the utility efficiencieswill translate into lower operating expenses compared to otherbuildings in the area.

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Other Gold LEED certified buildings in Rockville include 2000Tower Oaks Blvd. Also, JBG Cos.' mixed-use project TwinbrookStation was certified Gold under LEED's Neighborhood Developmentplan.

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