Burlington, Mass., Achieves LEED Gold

Burlington, Mass., Achieves LEED Gold

Developed by the Gutierrez Co., 5 Wall Street officially became Burlington’s first LEED-certified office building built from the ground up. The office tower is only the fifth LEED-Gold Core & Shell (CS) structure in Massachusetts, and the fourth new office building on the Route 128 corridor to earn such a distinction, according to Gutierrez.

“The LEED Gold certification confirms the company’s approach to sustainable building and allows employees and visitors at 5 Wall Street to take pride and comfort knowing that they are working in a healthier building while also reducing their impact on the environment,” said Scott Weiss, managing director of commercial development for Gutierrez.

5 Wall Street was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across energy savings, water efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources. During construction, the project team used recycled and sustainable materials and diverted waste from landfills. In its operation, 5 Wall Street will use 40% less water annually compared with a typical office building, equivalent to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The building also boasts high-quality indoor air, maximized daylight views and high-efficiency lighting, heating and cooling systems.

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