US Northeast Sustainablity Design Leader Stantec Boston, MA
The BEAT is an adaptive reuse of the former Boston Globe Headquarters in Dorchester, MA into a new, speculative commercial development geared towards office, lab, tech and academic tenants. This development seeks to be the very first building in the Boston metropolitan area pursuing both the LEED Core and Shell (v4) and the new Fitwel (v1) certifications. This presentation looks into the opportunities this development creates to promote both sustainability and health outcomes through the incorporation of these programs, as well as their unique attributes and synergies. It will explain how early planning was crucial in establishing the inclusion of, particularly, evidence-based approaches - in building strategies, operations and functional programming - to achieve these goals and will showcase contributing examples of each application.
Identify the concepts and basic tenets of LEEDv4 for Core and Shell, as demonstrated on a built project case study.
Discuss the concepts and basic tenets of Fitwel, as demonstrated on a built project case study.
Describe the overlap between sustainability-focused systems and evidence-based design approaches, appropriate for core and shell developments, both in Boston and beyond.
Recognize how building operations becomes an early-phase design consideration, particularly when targeting both sustainability-focused systems and evidence-based design approaches.