By USGBC MA Communications
World-class offices, waterfront retail and sophisticated urban lofts come together on Boston’s waterfront. Framed by the buzzing harbor and the new Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Wharf is the Waterfront District’s center of activity. By day. By night. By sea.
Designed by Boston Properties, Atlantic Wharf was awarded LEED Platinum “Core and Shell” certification under the U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating system for the core and shell contstruction.This building is designed to use 33% less energy than comparable downtown office towers and 42% less energy than a typical existing office in New England. Atlantic Wharf is designed to use 69% less domestic water in the office tower compared to a typical downtown tower, and the construction of Atlantic Wharf utilized building materials manufactured from recycled products.
The energy savings of Atlantic Wharf compared to other Boston buildings is approximately 30,000,000 MBTU/year. That’s roughly equivalent to the annual energy use of 260+ average American households, including transportation
Over 85% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills, 20% of the building materials were manufactured from recycled products, and 50% of wood product in the building was harvested from FSC certified forests.