(By: Dana Weeder, AIA LEED AP and Mike Fields) I really like geothermal energy. Before I am redressed by scientist friends, I should clarify that there is not much in the way of usable geothermal energy in the Northeast United States. Direct Geothermal Energy harvesting is probably best known in places like Iceland, where more … Continue reading
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(By: Mike Fields, Project Manager) Nestled into a grove of pine trees alongside the Needham Reservoir, the form of the Needham Public Services Administration Building is a response to ecological constraints, setbacks, and its relationship to the adjacent Water Building. A large portion of the green aspects in this building is the energy and water savings. The … Continue reading
This 21,000sf addition to the National Yiddish Book Center will house a new multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, gallery, administrative offices, student center, classrooms, recording studio and climate controlled book storage. The project is sustainably designed with emphasis on geothermal heating/cooling, day lighting, energy optimization, building system controls and eco-friendly interior products. As a cultural and … Continue reading