- Large exterior windows reduce daytime energy use by providing abundant natural light to dorm rooms and public spaces
- The building is constructed with steel, which offers greater flexibility for future interior reconfiguration and has over 85% of recycled content.
- Granite curbing used for landscape and sidewalk edging was quarried in Westford, Mass. This and other locally-sourced materials reduce the need for transportation and carbon impact.
- Low-flow toilets and urinals installed in all bathrooms
- Bathroom faucets are controlled by automatic sensors
Reduced Urban Heat Island
- Terrace roof is planted with a sedum mix requiring maintenance only once or twice a year. The green roof provides a habitat for insects and other organisms, reduces stormwater runoff, and reduces heat island effect.
150 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215
LEED Rating: Gold
Total Building Area: 58,000 gsf
Architect: William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Vanderweil
Structural Engineer: Lemessier Consultants, Inc.
General Contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction