Credit: Photo Courtesy of American Hydrotech Inc.
PEOPLE: owner, developer and manager Manulife Financial, Boston; architects and engineers, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York, and Stull and Lee Inc., Boston; landscape architect, Sasaki Associates Inc., Boston; and general contractor, Clark/Suffolk, a joint venture, Boston
GREEN POINTS: Located in the heart of the emerging Seaport District, the Manulife Financial building is 14-stories high and 420,000 square feet (39018 m²). Its sustainable features helped it earn LEED for New Construction Certified status from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C. Features include a double-skin curtainwall façade that increases thermal resistance of the wall, roof garden and public transportation service. HVAC and refrigerating equipment reduced chlorofluorocarbons, and many building materials contain recycled content and are low-emitting.