The renovation of Myles Standish Hall from 2016 to 2018 was designed to improve the undergraduate residential life experience for 730 students. Originally built in 1926, this building was the Myles Standish Hotel before it was acquired by BU in 1949.
- The residence is designed to be 40% more energy efficient than existing code standards
- Insulation added to exterior walls
- Energy-efficient double-glazed windows
- Integrated energy-efficient mechanical systems
- LED lighting throughout
Climate Change Preparedness
- The white roof reduces the urban heat island effect, reflecting the sun's rays and reducing the need for cooling.
- More than 78% of the original building structure, walls, and exterior were preserved through renovation.
- 20% of the materials used in the renovation came from recycled sources. In addition to this, 96% of construction waste was diverted from landfills.
- More than 48% of the materials used in the renovation were sourced from within 500 miles, minimizing the carbon footprint associated with the transportation of these materials.
- 50% of the wood used in the building is certified as sustainably harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council, which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
- Low-flow lavatory faucets and showers and water-efficient toilets promote efficiency.
- The landscape features of the building were designed to reduce water demand by 50% through the use of drip irrigation and native plants.
610 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
LEED Rating: Gold
Total Building Area: 204,000 gsf
Architect: Miller Dyer Spears
LEED Consultant: Miller Dyer Spears
MEP Engineer: RW Sullivan
Structural Engineer: Souza, True & Partners
Landscape Architect: Copley Wolff Design Group
Geotechnical Engineer: Haley & Aldrich
General Contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction