RSSTrends and Hot Topics

Aiming for Net Zero in Public Buildings: Eight Principles

Aiming for Net Zero in Public Buildings: Eight Principles

| February 12, 2019

by Jeffrey J. Garriga Buildings account for as much as 40% of all energy consumed in the United States.   To make the country more energy efficient, government programs increasingly promote net zero energy usage in public buildings. Here are eight guiding principles for the project design phases that will assist in producing buildings that […]

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Restoration and Renovation Trends: Green Buildings

Restoration and Renovation Trends: Green Buildings

| January 30, 2019

by Matthew Guarracino Office buildings, hotels, and retail spaces continue to change Greater Boston’s landscape. In the midst of this development boom, some of the city’s new and refurbished properties have helped affirm Boston’s status as a leader in innovation, with many of these buildings incorporating green protocols. In fact, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient […]

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MPA Designs Amenity-Rich Workspace for Growing Tech Company

MPA Designs Amenity-Rich Workspace for Growing Tech Company

| January 26, 2019

by Tim Bailey A global cloud-based technology company with a local presence had an expiring lease for its office in Waltham when it decided to relocate to accommodate its growing workforce. In addition to needing an expanded workspace, the goal of the office relocation was to create a workspace that: 1) meets the needs of […]

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PPS Releases Most Endangered Properties List

PPS Releases Most Endangered Properties List

| January 25, 2019

Providence, RI – The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announced the 2019 Most Endangered Properties (MEP) List recently at the organization’s annual meeting. The list is comprised of architecturally and historically significant properties in Providence threatened by neglect, deterioration, or demolition. For 25 years, PPS has worked with concerned neighbors, owners, and activists to develop the […]

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Room to Grow Greener: Q&A with Copley Wolff

Room to Grow Greener: Q&A with Copley Wolff

| January 24, 2019

Copley Wolff Design Group recently joined the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Nitsch Engineering, and Recover Green Roofs at Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) to discuss green infrastructure’s role in meeting the city’s goals and protecting Greater Boston from the risks of climate change. Read on below for takeaways and examples.  HP interviewed Christine Wilson and […]

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Creating the Look of Daylight in a Repositioned Lobby

Creating the Look of Daylight in a Repositioned Lobby

| January 24, 2019

by Donald Bárány It’s clear that an attractive building lobby can help attract potential tenants. With that goal in mind, Forest City Realty Trust, now owned by Brookfield Properties, endeavored to update all the office building lobbies at University Park at MIT, a mixed-use science and technology park adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]

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E4H Releases 2019 Trend Predictions

| December 29, 2018

Designing for resiliency Healthcare facilities function 24×7, which requires them to be sustainably designed in order to maximize resources and reduce energy use/costs. With global warming’s effects quickly shifting the dynamics of our geography, the need for resiliency has made its way to the forefront of design discussions. How will the physical facility perform in […]

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The Sale Happens Backstage

The Sale Happens Backstage

| December 26, 2018

by Rob DiNinni Relationships drive sales and sales drive relationships. So who’s driving? We can go beyond the sales transaction mindset and connect more deeply where the power of relationships live and decisions are made. Neuroscience and psychology tell us our conscious mind (onstage) is predicated on reason and analysis while perception and passion are in […]

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Partly Sunny with a Chance of Headwinds: 2019 A/E/C Forecast, Boston

Partly Sunny with a Chance of Headwinds: 2019 A/E/C Forecast, Boston

| December 19, 2018

by Laureen Poulakis New England’s longest-lasting growth run continues and 2019 will be a year of uncertainty.  What are the disruptors this year?   A/E/C Construction and Labor – Thought to be baked into Boston’s market in 2018, construction costs are expected to continue trending upward and supplier margins will pressurize further due to trade wars […]

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If the Greater Boston Market is Still Looking so Strong, Why is Everyone Worried?

If the Greater Boston Market is Still Looking so Strong, Why is Everyone Worried?

| December 14, 2018

Editors note: After more than 27 years leading NAIOP Massachusetts – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, CEO David Begelfer has retired from his position as executive director and is now the founder of CRE Strategic Advisors, a commercial real estate consulting firm that provides advice and guidance to private, corporate, and institutional clients with […]

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