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USGBC’s Green Building Showcase ’18 Winners

USGBC’s Green Building Showcase ’18 Winners

| November 19, 2018

Editor’s note: High-Profile Monthly had the good fortune to attend this year’s Green Building Showcase 2018. The winning projects appear here with contents edited for print. For complete commentary, visit: https://usgbcma.org/blog/gbs-18-winner-and-photos/  Boston – Once a year, some 300 architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers, and those who play a role in […]

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Aldon Electric Completes Work at Emmanuel College

Aldon Electric Completes Work at Emmanuel College

| November 16, 2018

Weymouth, MA – Aldon Electric, Inc., headquartered in Weymouth, recently completed comprehensive electrical construction of Emmanuel College’s new 19-story residence hall at 300 Brookline Avenue in Boston. The NECA contractor’s project scope included installation of the facility’s primary and emergency power systems, electrical distribution system, fire alarm, interior and exterior lighting, and lighting control system. […]

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T&T Completes Electrical Construction for BC 

T&T Completes Electrical Construction for BC 

| November 16, 2018

  Newton, MA – T&T Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Everett, has completed ground-up electrical construction of the new Boston College Field House, a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor practice and training facility for BC’s football team and other college varsity sports teams. The facility will also be utilized for campus recreation, club sports, and intramural sports. T&T […]

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Five Tips for Net Zero Construction Success

Five Tips for Net Zero Construction Success

| November 16, 2018

by George Dyroff Buildings currently account for 40% of the total energy use in the United States, but we’re seeing many organizations working to change that statistic by building more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprint. Whether it’s through simple updates like installing occupancy sensors for lighting and Energy Star appliances or through a third-party certification […]

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Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

| November 12, 2018

by Jim Newman A passive house (PH) is a building that tactfully uses building orientation, thermal massing, passive heating/cooling, and daylighting to greatly reduce its energy needs. Though the name suggests that most certified passive house projects are residential, a passive house does not necessarily mean the building must be a “house” per se. Passive […]

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UMass Amherst Lab Designed to Save Energy

UMass Amherst Lab Designed to Save Energy

| November 8, 2018

Amherst, MA – The Life Science Laboratories building at UMass Amherst was designed to foster excellence in research while reducing energy consumption. To prevent thermal bridging where 40 steel cantilevers penetrate the building envelope, Wilson Architects and Lim Consultants specified structural thermal breaks, reducing energy loss by 50% where utilized and contributing to the project’s […]

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Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

| October 30, 2018

by Mike DeLacey The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, a massive increase from 7.3 billion in 2015. As a result of this growth, 66.6% of the population will live in urban environments and the number of buildings in the world will double. This rise in population, accommodated by a surge in construction, […]

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Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

| October 30, 2018

Facilitated by Antonia Ciaverella     Antonia Ciaverella, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, is an architectural designer with Tecton Architects in Hartford, Conn.       As curiosity sparks around health and well-being in the built environment, our network of Connecticut WELL Accredited Professionals leads the way. Today, they share their stories […]

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Over 11,000 lbs. of E-Waste Collected at Hobbs Brook E-Cycling Event

Over 11,000 lbs. of E-Waste Collected at Hobbs Brook E-Cycling Event

| October 29, 2018

Waltham, MA  – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm, recently sponsored an e-cycling collection event at its Edgewater campus in Wakefield. Enlisting the services of Surplus Technology Solutions, Hobbs Brook is continuing to offer its tenants safe and environmentally responsible e-cycling solutions. At the collection event, five 16 ft. trucks were filled with […]

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Promoting Urban Biodiversity Through the Built Environment

Promoting Urban Biodiversity Through the Built Environment

| October 23, 2018

by Blake Jackson The demand for urban living is only expected to rise with 68% the world’s population projected to live in cities by 2050, according to United Nations data. As designers and planners, we have a responsibility to not only prepare our cities for growth, but also ensure this development doesn’t come at the […]

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