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Friday, January 11, 2013

Eco-friendly Madox earns national recognition with Pro Builder Gold Award
Madox, the 131-home eco-friendly rental building being developed by Fields Development Group in Jersey Citys historic Paulus Hook, is beginning to gain national recogni-tion for its environmentally-conscience building practices and design and responsible approach to urban redevelopment. The seven-story building recently received a Gold Award for Green Design in the 2012 Professional Builder Design Awards. The award will be presented during the International Builders Show taking place this month in Las Vegas. Judged by a panel of prominent architects from around the country, the awards recognize companies and buildings that produce homes that illustrate design quality and success in the market -place. Madox received high marks for each of the judging criteria, including Exterior Design/Curb Appeal, Interior Architecture, Sales/Marketing Success, Construction Quality/Cost Efficiency and Green Features. This is an outstanding tribute to our exceptional team of architects, leasing and marketing profes-sionals and construction staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure Madox would become one of the most environmentallyfriendly buildings on the market today, said James Caulfield, Jr., a principal of Fields Development Group. Madox is on schedule to earn the first LEED cer-tification for a residential building in Jersey City. Green elements incorporated into Madox include a PV Solar Array and vegetation on the roof, electric car charging stations, and systems to reduce water consumption by over 45 percent and energy consumption by 14 percent. The building will also be under contract for at least two years to provide 35 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Madox will also boast a 100-percent smoke-free environment, a unique lifestyle feature that is one of the first of its kind in New Jersey and a rarity in the New York Metropolitan marketplace. Nearly a dozen residences have already been leased at Madox during the preview period, a number that is expected to rise dramatically as the building approaches its official grand opening date. In addi-tion to conventional leases, short-term leases with a minimum length of four months will be offered, providing a level of flexibility, in particular, to area residents who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Situated at 198 Van Vorst Street in Paulus Hook, Jersey City, Madox will offer residents a desirable, urban neighborhood setting boasting charming tree-lined streets dotted with historic brownstones and an eclectic array of local shops and restaurants. The location and proximity to Manhattan are fantastic, said Caulfield. PATH Trains and high-speed ferry service to New York City are just a few blocks away, while the Light Rail conveniently takes riders through popular Gold Coast destinations such as Jersey City and Hoboken. Madox features a mix of studio, oneand two-bedroom residences with some one- and two-bed-room homes also offering dens, a significant advan-tage for young couples looking to start a family or single professionals hoping to add a roommate without increasing their monthly rents by fully upgrading to a larger-size apartment. Initially priced from around the $1,800s, the residences at Madox offer from 480 to1,312 square feet of luxury living space. For more information, call 888-7890758 or visit