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PEOPLE: owner and architect, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, Boston; electrical engineer, R.G. Vanderweil, Boston; structural engineer, MacNamara/Salvia Inc., Boston; general contractor, Turner Construction, Boston; and commissioning agent, Sebesta- Blomberg, Woburn, Mass.
GREEN POINTS: The SBRA office received LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council in February 2007. Design of the 44,600-square-foot (4143-m²) office incorporates an open meeting space, kitchen, model shop, print room and various meeting areas. Certification was based on numerous design features, including energy performance, use of low-emitting materials, indoor pollutant source controls, bicycle storage, shower facilities, proximity to amenities and public transportation, collection of recyclables, and daylight and views. Building parking is underground to minimize the heat-island effect.