Case studies

15 Necco

The Project

National Development, in partnership with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, is developing a 350,000 SF life-science building that is fully leased to Eli Lilly for their new Institute for Genetic Medicine. Numerous measures were incorporated into the design, placement and infrastructure of the channel-front building to foster resiliency, reduce energy consumption and promote wellness for the building occupants.

Building Certifications and Features

The building is planned to be LEED Gold, Fitwell and Well Building certified, and is equipped with state-of-the-art resiliency and sustainability features. The project, which provides significant green space
directly on the Fort Point Channel and public access to the waters of Boston Harbor, will also include LED Lighting, occupancy sensors, PV solar panels, and high-efficiency HVAC systems.

Resiliency and Mitigation of Climate-Change Impact

The building’s design includes landscape and hardscape features to decrease surface water runoff and serve as a barrier to flooding including seawalls and self-closing flood barriers, rain gardens, a first-floor elevation above 2070-modeled flood conditions and water-tight wall penetrations.

Key Metrics

Remediation

Installation of a geothermal system to reduce fossil-fuel use for heating and cooling by 74%.

Site Improvements

Rainwater collection and roof runoff will be stored for irrigation and cooling tower use, reducing overall water usage.

Public Safety

15 Necco will produce an overall energy use 40% below the current energy code.

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