By Alexander Landa, Outreach and Communications Manager
Name: Alexander Landa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Balance Headquarters Design by Elkus Manfredi Architects Wins Green Building Showcase Building of the Year Award 2016
[Boston, September 26, 2016] At the 2016 Green Building Showcase awards held on September 22, 2016, at 888 Boylston Street in Boston, MA, Elkus Manfredi Architects was awarded the 2016 Green Building Showcase Building of the Year Award for its design of the New Balance Headquarters located in Brighton, MA. The LEED Platinum-certified design was recognized for its commitment to being environmentally-friendly and healthy for occupants, as well as being a prime example of modern engineering. Standing out among other green buildings in the contest, the new Balance Headquarters signifies the impact that forward-thinking companies – in partnership with designers such as Elkus Manfredi – can have on the built environment.
Completed in September 2015, the five-story, 250,000-square-foot New Balance Headquarters building is the sole LEED v2009 CS Platinum project in the United States to achieve all Indoor Environmental Quality credits, and only the third in the world. New Balance leadership envisioned its new headquarters as a state-of-the-art environment that would not only carry the company into the 21st century as a leading force in its core business, but also embody the corporate commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, its community, and our planet. The LEED Platinum certification of the new Headquarters is testament to that commitment.
Created by the USGBC’s Massachusetts Chapter, the annual Green Building Awards Program acknowledges the achievements of recent green building projects in the Commonwealth. All of the buildings featured in this event have made strides to ensure they are healthy for the environment and are prime examples of modern sustainable architecture.
For the Showcase event, the Chapter was honored to welcome distinguished real estate professionals representing the institutions of Harvard, MIT, BioMed Realty, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Cambridge Redevelopment, who noted that the New Balance Headquarters project outperformed others in the five criteria that were the basis for this distinguished award: social equity, innovation, replicability, and positive environmental and economic impact.
Congratulations to Elkus Manfredi Architects and New Balance on this outstanding achievement.