Comm Ave. Window Replacement
675-745 Comm Ave.
This project involves the replacement of the windows in the University’s most iconic buildings at the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Theology, and Metropolitan College, in phases over 4 to 5 years with minimal disruption to classes and faculty offices. The existing single-paned, steel-framed windows are original and have been in place since the late 1930s. The replacement window design has been approved by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the first phase of the project (replacing windows on the north/river side of the College of Arts & Sciences between auditoria B12 and 522) was completed last year.
The University’s window replacement program for 685-755 Commonwealth Avenue is sensitive to the architectural style and tradition of the original windows, but is more compatible with modern technology and consistent with today’s environmental conditions and energy efficiency needs. W. When completed, the windows will save 650,000kWh of electricity, 5,200 mmbtus2,00 of heating heating therms, and reduce the campus carbon emissions and result in a combined campus carbon emissions reduction of by 770 tons.565 metric tons CO2e, the equivalent of 103 cars, per year.