800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Earning the ENERGY STAR for the Prudential Tower is a result of the efforts taken in the design, commissioning, and operation of this facility. Energy efficiency measures include:
-- Upgrading the building automation system to the latest version of the Andover Continuum, a Web-based, state-of-the-art control system.
-- Implementing demand-side ventilation.
-- Retrofitting lighting in common areas using T-8 lighting with electronic ballasts.
-- Replacing the original steam turbine-driven chillers with high-efficiency variable speed/flow electric-driven chillers.
-- Installing a variable frequency drive (VFD) on chilled and condenser water pumps, cooling tower fans, and air handling units.
-- Retrofitting bathrooms with high-efficiency flush valves, faucets, and fixtures.
Each year, The Prudential Center hosts an Earth && Transportation Fair in April. This fair is coordinated in cooperation with A Better City Transportation Management Association (ABC TMA) and building vendors to educate the building occupants on "working green," energy-saving initiatives, recycling programs, and various citywide transportation options. In addition to this annual event, Boston Properties also communicates the benefits and results of energy and sustainability initiatives to the occupants of The Prudential Tower through its quarterly newsletter, a bi-annual green newsletter, daily messaging in elevators, and via posters throughout the common areas of the center. The Center, anchored by the Prudential Tower, also provides common area recycling receptacles. Whenever possible and feasible, Boston Properties will partner with green organizations such as Secure the Call to provide tenants with easy sustainability-supporting options and programs. In 2011, the Prudential Tower will participate in several energy-saving events, including the City of Boston Lights Out program and Earth Hour.
"ENERGY STAR recognition is a reflection of the energy efficiency and focus on sustainable operations in this building. We have always been focused on energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR really quantifies and acknowledges our performance in energy conservation which is more important than ever."-- Peter V. See, Senior V.P. Property Management, Boston Properties
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Boston Properties or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 1498498 sf
Year Constructed: 1965
Contract Type: None
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