Suffolk's Thanks for an Awesome Green Building Showcase

By Josh Rollins on 7/7/2017

It has been a distinct honor for Suffolk to be an annual sponsor of the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter Green Building Showcase. The event has truly blossomed over recent years, providing a unique opportunity for some of the region’s most prominent developers, designers, builders, operators, and green building professionals to come together and witness firsthand why Massachusetts is ranked number one in the nation for LEED green building.

This year’s event, in particular, stood out for Suffolk for a number of reasons. It was held at Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), an architectural marvel designed by Payette and built by Suffolk that is tracking LEED Gold. Addressing the record crowd, Suffolk COO Jim Grossmann commented on how much it meant to him personally to see the faculty and students occupying the incredible facility. It’s one of the most sustainable buildings in the city and a huge congratulations is due for everyone involved with the project.

Suffolk was also recognized for submitting the UMass Amherst Design Building for the Market Leadership Award in the Materials Category. The landmark project tracking LEED Gold was designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates and won the award for being the first of its kind in the U.S. to feature an innovative wood construction system known as cross-laminated timber. Once again, the entire project team deserves recognition for this remarkable achievement.

Additional projects managed by Suffolk that were on display included:

  • The Eddy submitted by Gerding Edlen and recipient of the Market Leadership Award in the Sites Category.
  • Partners Healthcare Administrative Office Building submitted by Gensler and Richard Moore Environmental Consulting
  • Burnham Building submitted by Millennium Partners
  • Continuum submitted by Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • University of Miami Marine Technology & Life Sciences Seawater Research Complex submitted by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
  • The Viridian submitted by Bruner/Cott & Associates

On behalf of everyone at Suffolk we would like to thank the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter for organizing such a fantastic Green Building Showcase 2017. We feel honored to be involved with so many green building projects throughout the region, and we are definitely looking forward to even “More Green Buildings!”