Nitsch Engineering is pleased to announce that their Worcester office, located at 120 Front Street, achieved LEED® Certification. The project earned 48 points in the LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors (v2009) rating system by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovative design.
Nitsch Engineering President Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED AP BD+C, said, “As a firm that’s been integrating sustainability into our projects for 20 years, we think it’s important that we practice what we preach about sustainability. LEED credits can be challenging to earn on smaller projects, such as the build out of our 2,600-square-foot Worcester office space. By achieving LEED certification, we show that it is possible to improve the environment while being fiscally responsible.”
“The strength of USGBC has always been the collective strength of our leaders in the building industry,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Nitsch Engineering demonstrates their leadership through the LEED certification of their Worcester office.”
The design and construction team for the Worcester office included Margulies Perruzzi Architects (architect), Bay Point Builders (general contractor), WB Engineers (MEP), and Entegra (LEED consultant).
The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. In addition to having a LEED Certified Worcester office, Nitsch Engineering’s Boston headquarters are LEED Gold Certified.