Whether the measuring stick is LEEDGreen Globes, the National Green Building Standard, or simply careful site selection with sustainability as a goal, Hybrid’s team is experienced and committed to sustainable development.

Cities, older suburbs and many small towns are, by definition, “green” because they can take advantage of existing infrastructure, access to transit, and they are more sustainable than far-flung exurbs whose very location often comes at the expense of greenspace and requires vehicular dependence. Most green rating systems award additional points to projects located in cities or near transit. Additionally, cities and towns often have existing buildings that can be recycled to meet modern uses. Thus, the intrinsic value that adaptive re-use and urban/town redevelopment gives developers of green buildings is huge and can provide a developer with “easy” points towards LEED certification - often with minimal additional cost.

Green Beer – every day, not just St. Patty’s day

While at SBER, Josh Neiman, Hybrid’s Principal, was the senior development director who oversaw the Brewers Hill Project. A portion of the site contained subterranean beer vats. Rather than simply ignore them beneath the new parking lot, the team decided to use the tanks as a storm water management tool. Once captured, the water runs through a sand filter and is circulated to the building and used as gray water to flush toilets. Going green also generated $2.5 million in green tax credit equity for the project. Thus the green development wasn’t only good for the environment; it had economic benefits as well.

Maryland Public Health Lab

This 235,0000 sq. ft. state-of-the art facility that includes bio-containment areas and multiple air exchanges achieved LEED® Silver Status.

Shared Parking 

Many codes and underwriting criteria that require specific parking ratios conflict with sustainable development. At the Marketplace at Fells Point project, Hybrid identified a private shared parking operator who would locate cars on site for the exclusive use of tenants. This allowed the project to reduce its ultimate parking count and promote sustainable development. Creative, out of the box thinking, is a Hybrid hallmark.