Green Buildings

Real estate owners should act now to take advantage of declining federal solar tax credit - by Craig Huntley

When it comes to solar incentives for real estate, most people tend to think of the state programs that have launched new markets allowing building owners to take advantage of solar energy while reducing their energy costs. 

Peabody Properties and The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Dev. Corp. team up to tackle energy efficiency together

Jamaica Plain, MA In 2014, The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) committed to the federal government’s Better Buildings Challenge, setting the goal of 20% energy use reduction in its affordable housing portfolio.

East Rock Brewing Co. taps expertise of United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas for energy-efficient build-out

New Haven, CT Before a lease was even signed for the space that would become East Rock Brewing Company, UI energy engineers were coming up with ideas to help owners Tim and Shaun Wilson secure incentives for energy efficient systems.

Fuller Housing and FireFlower to build 358-kW solar development

Milton, MA Fuller Village is collaborating with local company, FireFlower Alternative Energy, will install a 358-kW rooftop solar array across nine of its buildings on Brush Hill Rd. Deborah Felton, executive director of Fuller Village, reviewed the options

Solar energy systems, heat waves and storms - Make sure your system is operating optimally - by Steve Bianchi

Summer is finally upon us. With the warmer temperatures New England often sees an increase in fierce thunderstorms and high winds. For many property owners who have installed solar energy systems, the summer season is the time for peak power production

The Gutierrez Co. to convert 4 Burlington Woods into new LEED-Certified speculative lab building

Burlington, MA The Gutierrez Company has formed a joint venture partnership with a national institutional investor to develop the Burlington BioCenter at 4 Burlington Woods.

The Davis Cos. has fully leased the Alewife Research Center - anticipated to achieve LEED Silver certification

Cambridge, MA According to The Davis Cos. (TDC), the Alewife Research Center (ARC), located at 35 Cambridge Park Dr., is now fully leased. The newly constructed class-A laboratory building is adjacent to the Alewife MBTA Red Line station

Crystal Windows launches Magnus Series 4500 Commercial vinyl product line

Boston, MA Crystal Window & Door Systems has released its new Magnus Series 4500 line of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) window and door products. The Magnus Series 4500 windows offer the best of both worlds

Cleantech meets real estate: How innovation is driving new value for buildings - by Beaver and Keally

At the end of May in Boston, the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) hosted an event that explored the intersection of real estate and clean technology. Presenters ranged from commercial real estate developers to architects to innovation executives who are leading technology companies

Erland selected to construct building for EMD Serono - the project will meet LEED and WELL building standards

Billerica, MA Erland Construction was selected to provide preconstruction services for EMD Serono’s new 146,000 s/f, mixed-use building on their growing campus. The addition of this amenity-focused building will shape the advancement