Rivertowne Place Shopping Center Awarded LEED Silver

Tom Fox, Partner-in-Charge of Fox Capital Partners, the Greenville based developer said LEED is the nation’s leading program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Rivertowne Place is a Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Harris Teeter received their LEED certification, making it the first Harris Teeter store in South Carolina to earn the award. 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.

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.

Fox Capital Partners based in Greenville, SC, 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. For more information on Rivertowne Place or to arrange an interview with Tom Fox, contact Jeanne Welch at 864.232.0000 or [email protected].

Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI) 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.

U.S. Green Building Council based in Washington, D.C. is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. There are 80 local chapters including one in SC, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 167,000 LEED Professionals, 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 a 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.

The USGBC LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. There are LEED certified projects 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. Under his 15-year leadership, the organization has become the preeminent green building, membership, policy, standards, influential, education and research organization in the nation.

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