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11-25-11

The New England Real Estate Journal is the largest commercial real estate news source in the United States. Covering commercial real estate companies, people, and deals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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New England Real Estate Journal Newsstand Price $3.95 USA Printed on recycled paper facebook.com/nerejournal twitter.com/nerej nerej.com/gplus November 25-December 1, 2011 nerej.com Volume 50 ■ Issue 46 Project of the Month / NE / PAGES 2-3A Lincoln Essex Capital, LLC acquires 65,000 s/f Andover Village Square; retains Avison Young nerej.com Digital Edition 2011 NY ICSC ISSUE Green Buildings SPECIAL INSERT New England Commercial Real Estate SPECIAL INSERT Semi-Annual Guide This Week's Sections ROP, Shopping Centers, Billboard Cover Stories Project of the Month GB / SPECIAL INSERT PAGES 9-13 The Hunter Group and Elaine Const. complete historic renovation and energy retrofit Featured Property of the Month SC / PAGES 28-29B Prestige Properties unveils plans for $270m The Mall Bay Plaza Shopping Center in the Bronx Bradbury of CLW R.E. Services Group reps OneBeacon in 188,857 s/f lease NE / COVER A Angelone, Moylan, Koury, Heald, Klimkiewicz of CBRE broker $15.725m sale. SC / COVER B Women in Real Estate NE / PAGES 9-20A Spotlights Linda Fanaras Marketing Columnists NE / PAGE 4A Green Buildings Special Insert Section New England Real Estate Journal November 2011 Beaumont Solar completes 2,304 solar panel installation at Clarke's 106,500 s/f hqtrs. MILFORD, MA Clarke, New England's exclusive dis- tributor of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, has achieved its decade-long dream of becoming a solar-powered company. The massive rooftop solar array puts Clarke at Net Zero electrical energy consumption for its 106,500 s/f headquarters complex. Solar energy now powers all operations for the company's offi ces, high-performance appliance showroom, culinary center, television studio and warehouse. A total of 2,304 200-watt solar panels now power the Clarke complex. "This is a great way to celebrate our 20th anniversary in business," said Tom Clarke, CEO. "We have always looked toward the future and made every decision based on business excellence, customer service and innova- tion. There's no better way to encourage homeowners to explore solar power than install it to power 15 kitchens at once in our showroom. Every Sub-Zero and Wolf is now solar powered at Clarke." The Clarke complex includes The Clarke Culinary Center, where local and national chefs share their cook- ing secrets with homeowners in weekly classes. Quick Read Project of the Month The Hunter Group and Elaine Construction have been working on the renovation and deep energy retrofi t of the former Our Lady of the Presentation Academy School building at 640 Washington St., Brighton, Mass. SEE PAGES 9-13 Susan Bernstein .........................................................................2 Renewable Energy/Energy Effi ciency ....................................3-8 Project of the Month .............................................................9-13 EBC-New England ....................................................................16 Also Inside 20 Pages facebook.com/nerejournal twitter.com/nerej nerej.com/gplus Printed on recycled paper Clarke general manager Sean Clarke, along with Clarke director of fi nance and IT Chris Parker, spear- headed the project, diligently researching ROI, federal and state grants, American-made products and solar re- sources. "We believe this project is a great example of a pri- vately owned family business in Massachusetts doing what is good for the environment, the community and the country," said Sean Clarke. The Clarke solar project ranks in the top fi ve roof- top installations (in terms of kilowatts) in Mass. and was collaboration between Clarke and solar installation company Beaumont Solar. According to Parker, Clarke will generate 94% of its electrical energy through solar power generated by the solar panels. In addition, Clarke has taken serious steps to reduce its energy consumption by 6% through inter- nal effi ciencies. The combination of these activities has resulted in Net Zero electrical energy consumption and a savings of more than $77,000 each year. The Clarke project will avoid the emissions equiva- lent to 35,052 gallons of gas per year or the electricity used by 37.9 average American homes. The Clarke solar installation launched at the end of April, with conversion of the building's original bal- lasted roof to a "cool roof" surface, which required re- moval of all embedded stones and installation of a more energy effi cient white roof surface to refl ect the sunlight onto the entire cylindrical surface of the solar panels, making the roof part of the specifi ed energy property. • to comment on this story visit nerej.com • FALL/WINTER 2011-2012 New England Real Estate Journal Including Brokerage Directory vermont hampshire new massachusetts connecticut maine England New Commercial Real Estate Semi-Annual Guide rhode island Commercial/Investment/Development Service and Supplier Professionals conveniently listed at your fingertips. Digital Edition nerej.com facebook.com/nerejournal twitter.com/nerej http://nerej.com/gplus

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