Tag: green

Boston Developer Extends Commitment to Sustainability

Boston Developer Extends Commitment to Sustainability

| December 13, 2018

Boston – Boston Properties, Inc, a publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties, announced that, together with Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC and Taylor Consulting & Contracting, it has signed an agreement to purchase specific-source renewable energy equal to the expected electricity needs of the company’s actively managed Massachusetts portfolio. Under the agreement, Boston […]

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Legionellosis and How to Help Prevent it in Your Building

Legionellosis and How to Help Prevent it in Your Building

| November 19, 2018

by Roger P. Francoeur We have been hearing about Legionnaires’ disease in our area lately; there was an outbreak stemming from a hot tub at a beach resort in New Hampshire. While scanning through the news on the web about outbreaks, I saw other recent occurrences of this illness: at a VA hospital in the […]

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Sustainable Design Criteria for Acoustics

Sustainable Design Criteria for Acoustics

| November 19, 2018

by Kristen Murphy The positive relationship between proper acoustic design and sustainable design is a true win-win for designers and end users alike. As many already know, this largely stemmed from the synergy of acoustic strategies with eco-friendly and energy-efficient design practices. Energy-efficient HVAC systems with lower velocities and smaller loads are great at keeping background […]

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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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New Lebanon Elementary School Highlight

New Lebanon Elementary School Highlight

| November 12, 2018

Pascoag RI – Lockheed Window Corp., a local commercial construction company, takes pride in ensuring its projects focus on sustainable design. The New Lebanon Elementary School is just one example displaying the Lockheed team’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint. This project is currently slated for completion before the new year and is designed to […]

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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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NEI Completes Mixed Use Development

NEI Completes Mixed Use Development

| November 7, 2018

Beverly, MA – NEI General Contractors recently completed the $16.5 million construction on 112 Rantoul Street, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development located adjacent to the Beverly Depot commuter rail station in the heart of Downtown Beverly. The project involved the construction of a six-story, 67,000sf podium construction building comprised of 67 residential rental units with a wood […]

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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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