Legg Mason Tower’s Sustainable Design
Embodies Baltimore’s Waterfront Revitalization
Baltimore-based global asset management firm Legg Mason
moved into its new corporate headquarters in the Legg Mason Tower
skyscraper in summer 2009. The sleek, modern and sustainable
structure is part of the new Harbor East development that reflects the
city’s waterfront urban revitalization and has redefined Baltimore’s
downtown area. With views of the harbor and the surrounding promenade, the 24-story tower, designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio with
Beatty Harvey Coco Architects as the architect of record, and developed by H&S Properties Development Corp., stands 350-ft tall and is
a customer of Veolia Energy’s Trigen Inner Harbor business unit.
The 70-acre Harbor East neighborhood extends into Baltimore’s
harbor, bridging the Inner Harbor and Fells Point. Legg Mason’s
premier waterfront tower contains 660,000 gross sq ft of commercial
office space, including 20,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space.
While Legg Mason occupies three quarters of the building’s commercial space, other occupants include, or will include, Hogan and
Hartson LLP, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Patrick Sutton Homes and
Harbor East Marina. Additionally, the John Hopkins University Carey
School of Business will be relocating to the Legg Mason Tower as it
looks to double its space in the wake of launching a full-time MBA
program. The tower is connected to the adjacent Four Seasons Hotel
and Residences, a 44-story waterfront hotel and residences, scheduled to open in 2011.
The Legg Mason Tower is designed to meet
LEED Gold standards.
The Legg Mason Tower features a sustainable design that sets
the standard for environmental excellence in Baltimore. The entire
complex has been precertified by the U.S. Green Building Council
as LEED® Silver compliant in its LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) standards, while the Legg Mason Tower is
designed to meet LEED Gold standards. Conceived with efficiency in
mind, the Legg Mason office space reflects a sustainable open-office
work environment. Work stations are located near the windows,
maximizing natural sunlight, while individual offices are located in
the middle of the space. Not only does this design increase the environmental efficiency of the building, but it also has been proven to
improve employee productivity.
In another step toward a more environmentally accountable
future, H&S Properties Development Corp entered into an energy
Designed by California’s HKS Hill Glazier Studio and developed
by H&S Properties Development Corp., the Legg Mason Tower is
a crowning jewel of Baltimore’s harbor and serves as a model of
sustainability for the city.
provision contract with Veolia Energy North America, through its local
operating company, Trigen Inner Harbor East. Under the 20-plus-year
agreement, Veolia Energy, a leading provider of sustainable energy
services and facility operations and management solutions, will provide
sustainable heating and cooling services to the Legg Mason Tower.
Through the partnership, the Legg Mason Tower is served by
Veolia Energy’s Baltimore district energy system, which increases the
overall building energy efficiency. District energy plays an integral
role in Baltimore’s infrastructure, where Veolia Energy serves hundreds of prominent commercial, government, institutional and hospitality customers. Veolia Energy’s heating and cooling systems provide
centrally produced steam, hot water and chilled water to the Legg
Mason Tower and central business district, as well as East Baltimore
and the Inner Harbor East. In addition, 50 percent of the steam delivered to customers is produced by renewable fuel that originates from
a waste-to-energy facility.
For more information about the Legg Mason Tower or Veolia
Energy North America’s district energy, cogeneration and facility operations and management solutions, please contact Rowan
Sanders at email@example.com.