West Village- Triangle Business Journal GREEN Award Winner

West Village Urban Loft Apartments is the winner under the Green Building Management Project category. West Village was developed and is owned by Blue Devil Partners, and is professionally managed by Drucker & Falk, LLC.

West Village has 453 urban loft apartments and 250,000 square feet of commercial and retail space in the heart of Downtown Durham. With grants from the City of Durham and the Cleanwater Trust Fund, the property features approximately 5,000 square feet of green roof area and storm water treatment systems that include bioretention gardens vegetative filtration systems. These include cisterns that collect and recycle rainwater through courtyard landscapes and fountains. Certified bamboo and recycled antique pine floors limit impact on natural forests.

"Historic preservation is the ultimate form of recycling," says Fred Dean, Regional Property Manager. "At West Village, we believe that our social and environmental responsibility should go a few steps further. That is why our community has been designed to limit its impact on the environment and ensure long-term sustainability." The primary green products are the buildings- they are 100 plus years old.

The property will be honored in a luncheon on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Raleigh Crabtree Marriott.

Congratulations to Blue Devil Partners and Drucker & Falk's management team at West Village Urban Loft Apartments on this outstanding achievement.

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