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Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
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Located on a 23-acre site between Boylston Street and Huntington Avenue in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, major hotels, shopping and residential areas, the Prudential Center is a 3.2-million-square-foot urban center, composed of 2.6 million square feet of office space and 620,000 square feet of retail space. The Prudential Tower is located at the center of the complex and boasts Boston's only sky-high observation deck, as well as more than one million square feet of first class office space. Built in 1965, the 52-story Prudential Tower was renovated in 1993 and received a beautiful new white marble and glass lobby in 2008. The Tower offers spectacular views of Boston, Cambridge, and the surrounding areas. The Prudential Center complex provides direct access to the Massachusetts Turnpike and on-site access to the MBTA Green Line, as well as the largest parking garage in New England, with space for 3,660 cars. The Prudential Center is the 2007 "Building of the Year" winner in the Over One Million Square Foot Category of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's Mid-Atlantic Region.

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.

Building Owner:*
Boston Properties

Property Manager:*
Boston Properties

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (86)
2010 (76)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1498498 sf

Year Constructed: 1965

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant