Garden Street Lofts , Hoboken, N.J.’s first and only LEED-registered high rise, has been named the winner of the prestigious Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) “Beyond Green 2008” award. Garden Street Lofts was honored on Capitol Hill as part of a Congressional briefing recognizing outstanding initiatives and real-world applications that shape, inform, and catalyze the market for high-performance buildings. Senior lawmakers, elected officials and environmental industry leaders were present including US Representative Ross Carnahan (D-MO), Co-Chair of the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Jack Armstrong, and US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
Garden Street Lofts was the only multifamily residence to receive this award at a ceremony in Washington, DC on February 26th. Accepting the award were Garden Street Lofts’ designers SHoP Architects and developer Larry Bijou, principal of Bijou Properties.
More information on the "Beyond Green 2008" awards and the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, an independent, nonprofit organization and a pioneer advocate of the whole building approach to sustainable facilities, can be found here .
About Garden Street Lofts
Bijou Properties’ Garden Street Lofts  is New Jersey’s first high-rise residential building registered for LEED certification and Hoboken’s only LEED residential project. A fusion of old and new elements, Garden Street Lofts integrates a modern, zinc-clad addition with a century-old restored warehouse. What once was a coconut processing and storage facility is now transformed into luxurious, light-filled lofts with each of the 30 units makes the best possible use of its modern open floor plan, and original architectural details. Garden Street Lofts was designed by SHoP Architects PC in New York City.