Archive for the ‘LEED’ Category

Doyle Community Park & Center – The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations planned to expand their headquarters at the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, MA. Their vision was to construct a 14,000-square-foot “green” building to house office space for 38 staff members, incorporating a conference and auditorium facility for 125 people. However, they were faced with a local sewer moratorium which prohibited the […]

US Forest Service builds LEED sustainable headquarters

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its sustainability and energy efficiency, the US Forest Service decided to consolidate three regional offices of the Pemigewasset Ranger District. With an eye on achieving a minimum US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating of Silver, the architect incorporated […]

East Mautunuck Beach Pavilion aims to receive USGBC LEED silver certification.

A wind turbine, natural daylighting, solar hot water, and Clivus composting waste treatment are a few of the innovative and alternative technologies featured in the new bathhouse at East Matunuck Beach.  RI Department of Environmental Management recently replaced the outdated 1970’s masonry bathhouse with this state-of-the-art sustainable pavilion, making it one of the “greenest” state […]

Appalachian Mountain Club Opens LEED Registered Bathhouse at Gorman Chairback Lodge

For over 130 years the AMC has been committed to conservation and recreation throughout New England and elsewhere.  As part of its Maine Woods Initiative the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is dedicated to protecting over 100,000 acres while creating sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Maine. Recently the AMC acquired a sporting camp in the Maine […]

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF) renovated its headquarters to include an 11,400-square-foot green addition to house 23 private offices and a 391-square-foot conference room. The expansion called for a 1,600 gallon-per-day conventional septic system but the SPNHF wanted to protect the environmentally sensitive hilltop area that is adjacent to the […]