The Toby Award Goes To Aquicore’s Client: The Tower Companies


July 8, 2015 – Aquicore’s client, The Tower Companies, was awarded the 2015 TOBY Earth Award to recognize its excellence in sustainability management at 1909 K Street. Aquicore and the Tower Companies have worked together to monitor the building’s water consumption.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) hosts the Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Awards Competition annually to highlight the best in commercial real estate. The Earth Building Award recognizes buildings where both the design and the management teams constantly work to preserve and enhance the internal and external environment through green programs. Qualifying buildings must have at least 50% office area.

The property management and engineering team at 1909 K Street have worked tirelessly to implement programs that maintain environmental regulation and sustainability, energy and water conservation, client relations, emergency preparedness, and community impact. The team has also held staff training and educational sessions to further incorporate sustainability efforts.


The Tower Companies is a family-owned and privately held real estate development and Property Management Company with properties located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and was founded in 1947 by Albert Abramson. Tower owns, develops, and manages over 5 million square feet of office buildings, office parks, lifestyle centers, regional malls, eco-progressive live-work-play communities and hotels with over 8,000,000 SF in the development pipeline and is known among peers and the entire industry to be a green building pioneer and leader. In 2004, The Tower Companies certified the first LEED® multi-family apartments in the U.S. called Blair Towns and now 90% of commercial and multi-family residential properties, which are both owned and directly managed by Tower, are LEED® certified and 85% are ENERGY STAR® certified. In addition, Tower publically reports GHG emissions to The Climate Registry and offsets 100% by purchasing renewable energy and carbon credits to support wind farms and other related projects around North America. Today, Tower Companies is humbled to be recognized as an international authority in the industry, and to have been honored for its commitment to sustainability and energy independence by numerous national organizations and federal agencies, including US Green Building Council, US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency.


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