Green Buildings

GreenStaxx’ Austin St. development moves forward with modular boxes set in place

Newton, MA GreenStaxx’ latest modular building has begun to take shape as the installation of the 102 modular “boxes” that will form the residential portion of 28 Austin St. is well underway.

Southern Sky Renewable Energy and Warwick turn on new array

Warwick, RI Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI and the city flipped the switch on the city’s second solar array. The array on West Shore Rd. hosts 2,628 panels that are now producing 1 MW of electricity, contributing to the city’s portfolio of renewable energy.

Owners have more options than ever before for solar energy - Five guidelines to make the best choice - by Craig Huntley

The good news for property owners and real estate developers is that when it comes to solar energy, there are now more options and incentives than ever before. The challenge is that assessing these options and finding a solar partner who fits your unique requirements can be a bit daunting.

The U.S. Green Building Council released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED - Massachusetts named number two

Boston, MA The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. The list ranks states based on the number of LEED certified s/f per person in 2018. After taking the top spot on the list for the past two years, this year Massachusetts came in at number two.

Medfield State Hospital Master Plan receives 2018 APA-MA Planning Award

Medfield, MA The American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) and the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) have awarded the 2018 APA-MA Planning Project Award to the Medfield State Hospital (MSH) Strategic Reuse Master Plan. 

Sherin and Lodgen LLP launches national renewable energy practice

Boston, MA Law firm Sherin and Lodgen LLP has expanded its award-winning solar energy practice and created a national renewable energy practice group to meet the needs of the accelerating renewable energy and energy storage industries.

CT Green Building Council’s newly elected board of directors take office at first meeting of the year

North Haven, CT The CT Green Building Council’s (CTGBC) newly elected board of directors took office at the organization’s first official meeting of the new year. The group also elected new officers for 2019. CTGBC’s new board chairman is Wayne Cobleigh, having been elevated from vice chairman – a role he held for the previous two years.

Significant energy savings are achievable with professionally installed window film

Boston, MA The heating and cooling of large buildings and corporate offices are often a significant drain on the structure’s system. With many utility companies offering incentive programs that encourage customers to save energy, one means that may be overlooked is the use of window film.

Solar canopies are an innovative option to increase revenue, lower costs and green-up your operations - by Scott Howe

Solar energy offers many advantages for property owners and real estate developers. In this article we will explore solar canopies; one of the lesser known but more innovative approaches for deploying solar energy. Solar canopies, also known as solar carports, are structures with integrated PV panels that are typically installed in parking lots, essentially a carport made out of solar panels.

Nauset delivers Point 262 Condominiums in E. Cambridge for Minco, Inc. - a LEED Silver pre-certified development

Cambridge, MA Nauset Construction completed Point 262, a LEED Silver pre-certified, luxury condominium development that provides 55 one-and two-bedroom units close to one of the world’s most vibrant life sciences markets. Located within walking distance from life science epicenter Kendall Sq. and Mass General Hospital, and adjacent to Twin City Plaza