Waltham, MA – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, announced its newly renovated three-story, 80,000sf office building at 81 Wyman St. in Waltham, has been certified LEED Platinum for Core and Shell by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Designed by Vision 3 Architects, it is one of only nine buildings certified LEED Platinum for Core and Shell in Massachusetts and is the 10th LEED certified building in the Hobbs Brook portfolio.
The project team completely gutted the interior of the building, only saving the steel frame, columns, and floors. The steel frame was modified to accommodate a new staircase, entry, and exit. A 680 kWp DC solar array was installed to provide covered parking for 113 spots. The installation of solar power systems helps building owners decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, save money, and meet long term goals.
This approach to sustainability, including incorporating energy efficient systems and sound green building practices in the construction and renovation of buildings, greatly reduces negative environmental impacts. As an added benefit, both green operations and management mitigate operating costs, enhance building marketability, increase worker productivity, and improve indoor air quality for a healthier workplace.
Cambridge Savings Bank signed on as the sole tenant in 2018 and the interiors were built out by Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates, Inc. (SMMA) to its specifications, including a three-story lobby off the main entrance, employee fitness center, kitchen and dining area, and conference space. In addition, Hobbs Brook Management adjusted the landscaping to accommodate an expanded patio, fire pit, pergola, and community garden. The design is also striving for the WELL Building Standard.
The project team for the 81 Wyman Street renovation consisted of:
- Owner: Hobbs Brook Management, LLC
- Architect: Vision 3
- Construction Manager: Columbia Construction
- Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineer: Cosentini Associates
- Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)
- Civil Engineer: H.W. Moore
- LEED Consultant: Entegra Development and Investment, LLC
- Landscape Architect: Cosmo Associates