Landmark Structures' ZUMIX project earns LEED Gold for new construction
October 22, 2010 - Green Buildings
Highlights of the 9,000 s/f 260 Summer St. project include:
Sustainable Site Category
* Project site is in a high-density development area with many connections and resources available locally
* Easy access to public transportation through 278 tranist routes per day available at Maverick MTBA Station and 5 bus lines
* Bicycle storage for workers and visitors to the center and showering facilities for the employees
* On-site parking reduced by 1/3
* To reduce the heat island effect hardscapes on the ground used light colored paving materials and also the membrane roof is 97% white
* Light pollution is reduced through lighting fixtures automatically programmed to turn off during non-business hours
* No irrigation system required for landscaping
* Project reduced potable water use by 46% through use of efficient water closets, lavatories, and kitchen faucets
* Building energy performance is optimized yielding an energy savings of 39%, using the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G methodology. Energy efficiency measures include an improved thermal envelope, high efficiency heating & cooling systems, reduced lighting power density, daylighting controls and occupancy sensors.
Materials & Resources
* Appropriately sized dedicated areas for collection of cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, & metals
* The building reused 85% of original existing wall, floor, and roof elements were restored
* The project diverted 87% of construction waste from landfill.
* 21% of the total building material content, by value, was manufactured using recycled materials
* 8% of the total material value was from rapidly renewable sources
* Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood was used for many applications
Indoor Environmental Quality
* Increased fresh air ventilation to occupied spaces by 30% above required minimum rates
* Implemented indoor air quality management plan during construction
* All indoor adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings comply with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) limits in the rating system
* All indoor composite wood used contains no added urea-formaldehyde
* Lighting controls for individual workstations
* Verification process to ensure thermal comfort of occupants
* Green housekeeping program for cleaning chemicals.
The USGBC's LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.
Established in 1993, Landmark Structures is a full service open shop general contractor and construction management company that provides high quality construction services at competitive prices.
Owner: Zumix Firehouse Inc. LLC
Developer: East Boston CDC
General Contractor: Landmark Structures
Architect: Utile, Inc
Flooring: Milano Industries
Roofing: Roberto Brothers
Inside Scaffolding: M & M Enterprises
Utility Connections: Landmark Utility & Site Excavation