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Carole Wedge Joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Carole Wedge Joins Boston Green Ribbon Commission

| December 12, 2017

Boston  Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced that Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, president of Shepley Bulfinch, has been selected as a member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC). Formed in 2010, the GRC convenes Boston’s top business, institutional and civic leaders to develop climate […]

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Worcester State University Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold

Worcester State University Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold

| December 6, 2017

Designed by ARC Worcester, MA – A Wellness Center at Worcester State University with fitness equipment that sends power back to the grid during a workout has earned a LEED Gold certification for sustainable design and energy performance from the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by Boston-based ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge for the Massachusetts Division […]

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Solect Energy and PowerOptions Install FHA Solar System

Solect Energy and PowerOptions Install FHA Solar System

| November 7, 2017

Fairhaven, MA – Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA), a public housing provider, has partnered with Solect Energy and PowerOptions to install a 236 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its largest housing complex. The array consists of 630 photovoltaic (PV) panels, that are projected to produce 235,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually. […]

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Sustainable Action: The Roles of Design, Behavior, and Thought

Sustainable Action: The Roles of Design, Behavior, and Thought

| October 31, 2017

by Antonia Ciaverella and Melissa Roy The role of design As builders of a sustainable future, our mission is to inspire and protect; to leave the world in a better place than we find it now. Embracing a collaborative, evidence-based approach, we envision a future that is better by design. We ask big questions about our […]

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The Emergence of Health-Focused Rating Systems

The Emergence of Health-Focused Rating Systems

| October 30, 2017

WELL and Fitwel meet growing demand for healthy workplaces by Blake Jackson More choices for building owners, developers, and designers, when it comes to the world of sustainable buildings, are emerging in the marketplace. Until recently, Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design (LEED), was the rating system of choice. For years, it’s been the […]

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Fuss & O’Neill Hosts Open House at Quincy Office

Fuss & O’Neill Hosts Open House at Quincy Office

| October 30, 2017

Quincy, MA – Fuss & O’Neill recently hosted an open house at its greater Boston office, 108 Myrtle St., Quincy, from suite 502 on the fifth floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing stunning views overlooking the Neponset River. Kevin Sullivan, PE, LEED AP, vice president, energy & facilities, manages both the eastern Massachusetts office and the […]

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GNHCC Achieves Energy Savings Through the Energize CT Initiative

GNHCC Achieves Energy Savings Through the Energize CT Initiative

| October 27, 2017

New Haven, CT – Taking care of business is their motto. The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) is leading their community of entrepreneurs by example, participating in energy efficiency programs to help ensure their facilities are running at peak performance. “This program is so easy and efficient, it is unbelievable. We wish we […]

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Structuretone Green Building Survey Shows Wellness is Growing

Structuretone Green Building Survey Shows Wellness is Growing

| October 27, 2017

New York – A recent survey conducted by construction management firm Structure Tone finds that green building is still a major market differentiator, and employee wellness is increasingly important to tenants. However, for the second year in a row, cost remains a major barrier. Now in its second year, the anonymous survey was sent to a select […]

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