Eversource is New England’s largest energy delivery company, safely and reliably delivering energy to approximately 3.7 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Our commitment to energy efficiency includes an investment of more than $500 Million annually.
Eversource has a dedicated energy efficiency new construction team providing whole-building solutions for:
Planning for energy savings at the pre-schematic stage of your new construction or major renovation project results in multiple benefits:
Financial incentives to offset the incremental costs of efficient equipment and systems.
Engineering resources including an energy brainstorming session with your design team, energy modeling, and the services of an energy efficiency expert who can speak the language of roof and wall systems, HVAC systems and controls, and high-performance lighting.
A high-performance building with less maintenance issues, that is more comfortable for occupants and more desirable to prospective tenants.
Year-after-year energy savings that start as soon as your building is operational.
Nov 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 19, 2019
Construction Continues for MIT's Upcoming Vassar Street Residence Hall
Construction is ongoing for MIT's upcoming residence hall at 121-169 Vassar Street in Cambridge. The project will contain 450 new dormitory beds for undergraduate students with 16 apartments for graduate resident tutors and faculty members. The 156,000 square feet building will also house shared community space and a dining hall, along with ample bike parking. Outside the building, a tree-filled entry courtyard and a plaza area will provide green space and gathering opportunities. Target completion data is Fall 2020.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
Nov 14, 2019
NPC Filed for Innovation Point
With construction wrapping up on the renovations to the historic buildings at 5 Necco Court, Alexandria Real Estate Equities & National Development have filed a Notice of Project Change for the new construction building slated to be included in the Innovation Point Project. The updated plans call still call for a 12-story building however total square footage has increased to approximately 316,000 designed for multi-tenant office/life sciences/r&d uses. The building would also include active ground floor uses, such as retail and restaurant spaces. Because of the Project Site's proximity to public transit and nearby public parking facilities, the new building is not proposed to include any underground parking. Per the filing, the development team plans to begin construction on 15 Necco St. in the third quarter of 2020.
Nov 12, 2019
Window and Facade Install Underway for The Beat
Windows are going in, and new sections of the brick facade are taking shape at The Beat in Dorchester. The redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters will feature 695,000-square-feet of creative office, lab, and retail space. Amenities on-site will include a fitness center, roof deck, mini-basketball court, and a golf simulator. The project will also include a 100-seat restaurant and craft microbrewery.
As part of the renovation, Eversource is working with the development team at Nordblom to support the installation of energy-efficient infrastructure. High-efficiency rooftop air conditioning units will be used to condition and ventilate the building, and an LED lighting scheme will provide superior lighting quality while consuming minimal energy. The Beat will also include one of Eversource’s largest EV projects, featuring more than 40 spaces equipped with ports for charging electric vehicles. Construction is expected to wrap up this coming spring.
Oct 29, 2019
NPC Filed for Winthrop Center Plus $30M Plumbing Permit Pulled
A notice of project changed has been filed for Millennium Partners Winthrop Center Project. The updated documents call for the following changes to the project.
- Height of the building remains the same however total square footage has been decreased from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021
- The original proposal called for up to 500 residential units, current plans would include 387
- Office square footage has increased from 750,000 square feet to 772,422
- One level of garage parking has been eliminated for a net loss of 50 parking spaces.
While the project change is under review construction is also ongoing on the site and a plumbing permit valued at $30M has been pulled for the project by EM Duggan.
Oct 04, 2019
Work Continues on BU Dental Expansion & Renovation
Construction of the addition along with renovations to existing space continues at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. In the existing section of the building, new windows are being installed along with updated ceiling grids to enable new lights and HVAC equipment. Elsewhere in the 7-story, 41,900 square foot addition installation of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems is also ongoing. The project will also include numerous energy efficiency measures being completed in partnership with Eversource. Eversource provided energy modeling services to drive deeper energy savings from measures such as enhanced fan speed control, variable condenser water control and preheating supply air from the water-side economizer. Eversource will provide incentives for these measures through the Mass Save C&S New Construction program when the measures are installed and verified as being operational.When complete in Spring 2021 the expanded dental school will include new clinical space to make treatment environments more comfortable along with 40% more instructional space. This new space will allow for a better experience for patients, students, and faculty and staff and complements the school’s innovative curriculum.
Sep 19, 2019
Facade Install Begins for MIT’s Vassar Street Residence Hall
Facade install has kicked off for MIT’s new residence hall located along Vassar Street just outside Central Square in Cambridge. The project will contain 450 beds for undergraduate students along with 16 apartments for graduate resident tutors and faculty members. The 156,000 square foot building will also house shared community space and a dining hall, along with ample bike parking.
The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold standards, and Eversource is providing energy efficiency solutions for the project. Eversource is supporting the construction of this highly efficient student residence hall through incentive payments for beyond-code technologies as well as third-party technical input during the design process. Even though this facility is fed from a central plant, considerable energy savings were achieved through improvements to fenestration selection, the lighting design, HVAC controls, and optimized energy recovery systems. The technical review process uncovered mid-design phase assumptions that would have significantly over-ventilated the residential portions of the facility. Eversource’s feedback led to a simplification of the ventilation systems, a reduction in lifetime energy use, and reduced construction costs. Construction is expected to be completed in time for the Fall 2020 semester.
Sep 16, 2019
Construction Nearly Complete for GE’s Renovation at Necco Court
Months after scrapping plans for a larger tower on the site, GE is wrapping up construction on renovations to the historic buildings on Necco Court. After deciding not to move forward with the new construction aspect of the project GE sold the site to Alexandria Real Estate and signed a 12-year lease for the warehouse buildings. The 100+-year-old brick and beam warehouses are currently being fully renovated and will include a bistro and modern office space for around 250 GE employees.
As part of the project the Necco Court bridge is being restored with half of the bridge’s facade being replaced with new metal, while the side facing the Fort Point Channel will be replaced with glass. Gensler is the architect on the project and Eversource provided energy efficiency solutions. Eversource is supporting a number of energy-efficient building elements in this project with incentive dollars, including energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, high performing chillers, pumps, windows, walls and roof materials with high insulating values. Construction is expected to wrap up in the coming months.
Aug 27, 2019
After Extensive Demo, The Beat Beginning to Show Signs of It's New Look
As construction continues on the revamp of The Beat, leasing efforts are also ramping up with new signage on the project (as we are sure anyone driving on 93S has noticed). Hints of the finished product are also beginning to show with some windows in and new steelwork in place over what will be the main entrance to the nearly 700,000 square foot project. Tenants and the public will be welcomed to the building via the new multi-story atrium which will create a central gathering area and feature a food hall and collaborative meeting spaces. The atrium will also allow natural light to circulate throughout the building.
Aug 26, 2019
Early Stage Site Work Underway for Phase II of Innovation Square
Early-stage site work is now underway for the second building at Innovation Square in the Seaport. Phase II will feature 260,000 square feet of state-of-the-art lab space and is set to be complete in the first quarter of 2021.
Phase I of the project features a four-story, 125,000 square foot building anchored by a two-floor, 54,000-square-foot office for Mass Innovation Labs.
Jul 19, 2019
King/Open School in Cambridge Nearly Complete: Opening This Fall
Final touches are underway for the King/Open School in Cambridge with students and teachers expected to occupy the new building this fall. The 233,000 square foot project will include an elementary school, middle school, preschool, after school, public school administration, public library branch, community pool, and over an acre of open space. New bike lanes and bus lanes are also being added around the site.
Thought Leadership coming soon.