Green Building Awards


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2014 USGBC Massachusetts Green Building of the Year Award +  Green Innovation Award 


Since 2008, USGBC Massachusetts has recognized the most innovative green buildings, products, processes and technologies in the Massachusetts real estate community. Past winners have demonstrated ingenuity, replicability, and scored well on the triple bottom line - an important concept in sustainability that considers the building’s overall impact on economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity.


Winners were announced at our Earth Day Gala on April 22, 2014.

Link here to read the blog entry about the event.


The 2014 Green Building Award Winners:


2014 USGBC Massachusetts Green Building of the Year


Project: One Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Submitted by: CBRE-NE, Inc.

The judges thought this was a great example of something we should see more of.

They thought it was commendable to set out to do LEED for Existing Buildings on a 1970s building and achieve LEED Platinum. They were impressed with the LEED recertification in 2013.



Special Recognition

Project: Factory 63 in Boston (63 Melcher St)

Project is a live/work building for artists

Submitter: Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc.


The judges were very impressed with the level of energy performance in an historic building. They appreciated the densities the project achieved and how the smaller-sized “Innovation units”, which traded personal space for shared occupant spaces, helped to control energy use.


2014 USGBC Massachusetts Green Innovation


Project: Intelligible Stormwater Management - Courtyard Landscapes at the Waltham Watch Factory Street

Location: 185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA

Submitter: Richard Burck Associates, Inc.


They have taken something as prosaic as roof drainage and reintegrated it into the site in a manner that is absolutely prevalent. The design is a perfect combination of innovation and experience.



Project: The Colby College Biomass Cogeneration Plant is receiving Special Recognition

Location: 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, MA

Submitter: ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge


The judges were very impressed withthe project’s innovative use of biomass as an efficient fuel source. Colby College is the fourth college nationwide to achieve carbon neutrality, and the biomass plant is helping to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 70%.



2008-2013 Award Winners

Click here to view past award winners.