Rivertowne Place, South Carolina's First LEED-Registered Shopping Center, Received LEED Silver

Rivertowne Place, South Carolina’s first LEED-registered shopping center, has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification, according to Tom Fox, Partner-in-Charge of Fox Capital Partners, the Greenville-based developer. LEED is the nation’s leading program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Rivertowne Place, a Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, is jointly owned by Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc and Fox Capital Partners. Harris Teeter received their LEED certification, making it the first Harris Teeter store in South Carolina to earn the award, and the retail shops were awarded LEED Silver. The retailers achieved LEED certification through their energy use, lighting, water, and material usage. LEED certified buildings use less energy and water, saving money for families, businesses and taxpayers. They also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

"Sustainability is at the core of Pacolet Milliken’s values, so we are thrilled with Rivertowne Place’s attainment of LEED Silver certification,” said Ned Long, Executive Vice President of Pacolet Milliken.

Rivertowne Place follows what has been a winning formula for Fox — sustainable design, local management, a major anchor brand, and upscale restaurant and retail operations. The energy-efficient, environmentally friendly development includes almost 80,000 SF of retail space and sits on approximately 10 acres at the corner of SC Hwy 41 and Rivertowne Parkway.

For more information on Rivertowne Place, other Fox Capital Partners projects, or to arrange an interview with Tom Fox, contact Jeanne Welch at 864.232.0000 or jeanne@foxcappartners.com

About Fox Commercial Properties

Based in Greenville, SC, Fox Capital Partners specializes in grocery-anchored shopping centers in the Carolinas, offering years of experience in selling, leasing and developing commercial real estate. For more information about Fox Capital Partners, visit www.foxcappartnerscom.

About Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company founded in 2007 by Roger Milliken of Milliken & Company with the forward-looking mandate to preserve and grow its assets with a bias for quality and a multi-generational outlook. Pacolet Milliken’s four business units consist of energy and infrastructure; income property in world capital cities; income property in the southeast United States; and undeveloped land and forestry. For more information, visit www.pacoletmilliken.com.

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.harristeeter.com.

About U.S. Green Building Council

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

With a community comprising 80 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 167,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an uniquely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.

About LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 100,000 projects are currently participating in the LEED rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

USGBC was co-founded by current President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, who spent 25 years as a Fortune 500 executive. Under his 15-year leadership, the organization has become the preeminent green building, membership, policy, standards, influential, education and research organization in the nation.

For more information, visit www.usgbc.org.


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