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. As part of National Development’s goal to works towards increased sustainability and targeting carbon-neutral projects, 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.