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July 2, 2015

Colorado Yoga Magazine

“Yoga for Your Home”
Letter size

April 24, 2009

Forbes.com

“2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard Awarded LEED(R) Platinum CS 2.0 Certification”
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December 12, 2008

Washington Post

“Bricks, Mortar and Serenity
New Rockville Building Has a Peaceful, Meditative Air”
Letter size | A4 size

November/December 2008

The Iowan Magazine

“House of the Rising Sun”
Letter Size

April 2006

House King Magazine

“Vedic Architecture: A millenary practice is reborn”
11 x 17 format

February 2006

Upstate House

“Enlightened Design: Vedic architecture employs ancient design principles to promote peace and well-being”
Letter size (2.7 MB)

November 2005

Buildings Magazine

“Best Practices in Sustainability: Buildings Go Beyond Green”
Letter size | A4 size

September 2005

The Times Journal of Construction and Design (TJCD)

“In Accord with Nature”
Letter size

Note: The Times Journal of Construction and Design (TJCD) is a publication of the Economic Times (India), one of the world’s largest business dailies. TJCD is a major resource for the construction industry of India.

August 21, 2005

Houston Chronicle

“Building has an ancient touch”
Letter size | A4 size

August 5, 2005

The Rock Island Argus

“Vedic homes seek better living through architecture”
Letter size | A4 size

July/August 2005

AAA Living (Iowa)

“Spotlight: Maharishi Vedic City—Iowa Shangri-La”
Letter size | A4 size

July 15, 2005

American Way (American Airlines magazine)

“Lifestyle Feature: Home and Peace”
Letter size | A4 size

July 7, 2005

The Washington Post

“Mind Over Mortar”
Letter size | A4 size

June 20, 2005

The Washington Post (Business section)

“Tower II planned with the Maharishi in mind”
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Greenest Office Building in Maryland.

The Fortune-Creating office building 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd has been awarded the title Greenest Office Building in Maryland by state Comptroller Peter Franchot. The comptroller’s office said the building is a "shining example for the rest of the state . . . because it has an economic value and an environmental value.

The building challenges preconceived notions about Vedic and environmentally friendly structures, such as that having a green building involves sacrificing certain conveniences, or that environmental friendliness is counterintuitive to business success.

Tower Companies received $1.6 million in a state tax credit for the building. Because of the tax credit, the idea of green practices as the norm "permeates into the marketplace," developer team member Marnie Abramson said. "In the long term, we can build our way into a sustainable future." The tax credit, which was created in 2001, allows developers to recoup 6 to 8 percent of construction costs if a building qualifies for platinum status in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, rating system. Tower Oaks was the first building in Maryland to qualify.

Reaching platinum status included using 100 percent wind energy, limiting water and electricity consumption, reducing air and light pollution, and making sure 90 percent of occupants have outside views. Each of these elements was in complete harmony with the Maharishi Vedic principles of the building.

The company is looking toward the next step: finding a way to generate its electricity on site.

Developer Celebrates How 'Green' Is Its Building

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