As a socially responsible investor, MacFarlane Partners is committed to the concept of sustainable development and to limiting the impact that the development and operation of our property investments have on the environment.

To ensure that our investment and corporate activities minimize our environmental “footprint,” we have adopted practices and guidelines for sustainable development that set company-wide objectives in four areas.

Site-Selection Criteria

Favor higher land-use densities, urban-infill sites, walkability, and proximity to public transit and existing infrastructure.

Property Design and Development Standards

  • Maximize a site’s pedestrian-oriented open space.
  • Develop compact, space-efficient buildings that are certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating classification system for their energy-saving and environmentally friendly design and systems.
  • Recycle and properly dispose of demolition and construction waste.

Property Operations

  • Reduce waste and promote recycling.
  • Maintain ventilation systems to reduce airborne pollutants.
  • Use non-toxic, bio-based cleaning products.
  • Install water-efficient landscaping and irrigation systems.
  • Properly dispose of any hazardous waste.
  • Measure a property’s energy consumption, water use and waste management.

Corporate Activities

  • Facilitate employee use of public transit systems.
  • Support telecommuting.
  • Use recycled paper products and office supplies.
  • Encourage double-sided printing, when printing is necessary.
  • Recycle used paper, cans and bottles.

Certified Green Buildings

Among the properties in which MacFarlane Partners has invested over the years that have been certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating classification system, or similar certification programs, are:

LEED Gold Certified
  • Tribeca Green (New York City):  Construction completed in 2005.
  • 55 M Street (Washington, D.C.):  Construction completed in 2009.
  • Element 12420 (Rockville, Md.):  Full-building renovation completed in 2009.
  • Sedona | Slate (Arlington, Va.):  Construction completed in 2013.
  • The Terano (Rockville, Md.):  Construction completed in 2015.
  • Tam Ridge Residences (town-home units) (Corte Madera, Calif.):  Construction completed in 2017.
  • Park Fifth (Los Angeles):  Construction completed in 2019.
LEED Silver Certified
Other Certification Programs
  • Mark on 8th (Seattle):  3-Star Built Green Washington multifamily community. Construction completed in 2016.
  • Anthology (Washington, D.C.):  National Green Building Standard Bronze multifamily building. Construction completed in 2016.