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                                                                                                  Jones Lang LaSalle’s N.J. office gets LEED certified
Christina Mazza

                                                                                                  Jones Lang LasaLLe announced last week that it has achieved LEED Silver certification for the interior build-out
                                                                                                  of its Parsippany office. The office is one of only six in the state listed as having LEED Silver or higher certification for
                                                                                                  commercial interiors, according to the firm.
                                                                                                        The build-out project, which was completed last year, is part of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle’s national
                                                                                                  initiative to consider LEED certification for commercial interiors in each of its U.S. offices. LEED, which stands for
                                                                                                  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the U.S. Green Building Council’s national green building rating
                                                                                                  system that establishes criteria for the design, construction and operation of sustainable properties.
                                                                                                        The Parsippany office attained its certification through practices such as installing low-flow plumbing fixtures
                                                                                                  to reduce water consumption by more than 40 percent; diverting more than 90 percent of construction waste from
                  Earlier this year, Jonathan Meisel, New Jersey markets director of Jones Lang   landfills by recycling, salvaging or donating the materials; and purchasing materials from regional manufacturers to
                  LaSalle, became LEED-accredited under the U.S. Green Building Council.          lessen the environmental impact of shipping materials long distances, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. - Evelyn Lee

                                                                                                                  Fair Haven resident Maxwell B.
Somerset gets green                                            Palace, in Somerset, last week.

                                                                                                                                                      Courtesy of Cadbury PLC
                                                                     Pepco Energy Services/At-              Smith, 69, admitted last week before
light on Route 22 project                                      lantic City Electric, in Mays Land-          U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper
                                                               ing, was named Master Technology             that he defrauded investors out of
The Somerset County Business Part-                             Company of the Year. Pepco is an             more than $9 million, Fishman said.
nership announced last week the                                energy delivery company.                           In a separate case before Mor-
Federal Highway Administration had                                   Specialty         pharmaceutical       ris County Superior Court Judge
granted authorization to allow work                            company, EKR Therapeutics, in                Thomas V. Manahan, Smith was
to begin on the design and planning                            Bedminster, was named Private                expected to plead guilty to a charge
of a Route 22 improvement project.                             Company of the Year, while wire-             of first-degree money laundering,
      The announcement capped                                  less services provider Virgin Mobile         Fishman said.
five years of effort by the partnership                        USA, in Warren, was named Public                   In 1992, Smith, who provided
to obtain funding sources to imple-
ment the Route 22 Sustainable Cor-
                                                               Company of the Year.
                                                                     Kathleen Coviello, director of
                                                                                                            investment advice at financial ser-
                                                                                                            vices companies in Millburn and
                                                                                                                                                                                          Deals around the state
ridor Plan, intended to ease traffic                           science and technology with the New          Tinton Falls, created a fake $300 mil-                       nPinnacle Foods group LLC, in Mountain Lakes, said it signed an agree-
congestion, improve road safety and                            Jersey Economic Development Au-              lion investment fund called Health                           ment to acquire packaged food company Birds eye Foods Inc., in Roch-
integrate access to mass transit.                              thority, received the John J. Martin-        Care Financial Partners. He admit-                           ester, N.Y., for $1.3 billion. The deal is expected to close by first quarter
      The collaboration between the                            son Technology Supporter Award.              ted to selling debt securities in HCFP                       2010. Birds Eye produces frozen meals and vegetables, as well as snacks,
Somerset County Business Partner-                                    DeVry University, in North             through sham bond offerings, and                             while Pinnacle’s portfolio includes Duncan Hines baking mixes, Vlasic
ship, the Somerset County Board                                Brunswick, won the Excellence in             falsely claimed that investors would                         pickles, Mrs. Paul’s seafood and Aunt Jemima breakfast products.
of Chosen Freeholders and the Re-                              Technology Education Award.                  earn annual returns ranging from 7.5
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