100 Federal Street was LEED Silver certified in 2011 under the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance category, as presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. In order to achieve LEED® Silver EB: O&M Certification, 100 Federal Street had to meet strict benchmarks, proving efficiency in several categories: sustainable site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor air quality. Efforts to secure this achievement were put in place some years ago with Boston Properties sustainability platform and operations team supporting the process.
Boston Properties is committed to reducing the energy consumed by all our buildings. 100 Federal Street is currently Energy Star certified. To achieve this competitive designation, we have continually looked for ways to reduce energy. Energy efficient measures include:
- T-8 lighting
- Motion sensors
- VFD’s on pumps, cooling tower fans AHU’s
- Water side economizer (plate and frame heat exchangers)
- Premium efficiency motors
- Lighting retrofits to accommodate lower wattage lamps
- Computerized Energy Management System
- Online energy use tracking
To be used in the green cleaning program, a product must meet or exceed all state and federal environmental regulations and have been proven effective and reliable. We will continue to research the market for new, better, and greener products.
Our cleaners use the 3M cleaning system. This system limits packaging waste and dispenses the exact amount of cleaning solution needed to avoid both overuse of product and overuse of water. The solution used for everyday cleaning is green certified.
As vacuum cleaners wear out, they are replaced with HEPA vacuum cleaners. We choose not to replace them all at once to avoid creating unnecessary trash.
Where possible, we use 100% recycled products in our rest rooms.
Boston Properties is currently executing a plan to replace all plumbing fixtures in common areas with low flow fixtures.
- Turn off computers, printers, and copiers when leaving the office at the end of the day or for an extended period of time.
- Turn off lights and audio visual equipment in conference rooms when not in use.
- Turn off lights when leaving your office at the end of the day or for an extended period of time.
- Turn off lights in rooms that have little use such as closets, store rooms, etc.
- Turn off electrical appliances when not in use such as coffee makers.
- Use revolving doors rather than side doors when leaving the building.