Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily housing partner Corcoran Management Company recently made waves for adding two new ENERGY STAR certified buildings to its portfolio. Fifty West Broadway in South Boston, and the McNamara Building in Allston, Mass.—one of the first affordable housing projects in the country to ever earn the ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency. The certification signifies that these buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
To meet its goals for the Better Buildings Challenge, Corcoran Management’s properties
will continue to use aerators on kitchen and bathroom fixtures, use low-flow
showerheads, and toilets will be replaced with higher efficiency models. Their goal as a BBC partner is a 20% reduction in energy intensity within 10 years across 1.1 million square feet of property.
Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The McNamara Building and 50 West Broadway improved their energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building.
"Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs,” said Richard High, president of Corcoran Management Company.
Please join us in congratulating Corcoran on their hard work!