A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, Boston Properties has a strong commitment to responsible management of energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions. The company has exceeded 2020 targets by reducing energy use intensity by 23 percent, water use intensity by 26 percent and greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 38
Exploring the commercial net zero energy building market in boston and implementing net zero energy buildings is critical to reducing commercial sector emissions and energy use. This overview document will discuss the feasibility of commercial net zero energy buildings in Boston and explore options that encourage the construction of these facilities.
A member of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, AvalonBay Communities manages over 280 multi-family properties throughout the country, and is committed to building sustainable communities that minimize their carbon footprint. AvalonBay had made energy efficiency investments in its portfolio for many years, with good results. But it wasn’t until the
Remote or virtual energy assessments are an emerging technology that provides building owners with a greater understanding of their building’s energy use and operations using inputs from utility meters and computer modeling. Building owners are investigating the technology as an affordable alternative to more comprehensive walk-through energy audits, which can cost tens of thousands of
This report provides a high-level summary report on the Commercial Real Estate Market in Massachusetts and the results of the MA EEAC Commercial Real Estate Working Group (CRE WG) investigation of means to improve penetration of utility energy-efficiency programs into that sector.
This report and its associated online toolkit provide building owners with information on 32 available resilience actions and technologies. It also provides a preliminary assessment of potential regulatory touch points within the City and state for resilience actions and considers initial ideas for district-level resilience strategies for the Boston area.