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101 Huntington Ave
101 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199
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101 Huntington Avenue is one of three office towers that anchor the Prudential Center. 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. 101 Huntington Avenue is located on the south side of the complex and features more than 500,000 square feet of first class office space. Built in 1972, the 25-story 101 Huntington Avenue received a new facade and cornice feature in 2001. 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.

101 Huntington Avenue earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance as a result of the efforts taken in the design, commissioning, and operation of this facility. Select energy-saving programs that have been put in place at 101 Huntington 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 using T-8 lighting with electronic ballasts.
-- Replacing the original steam turbine driven chillers with high efficiency variable speed/flow electric-driven chillers. The savings in carbon dioxide emissions by installing high efficiency electric-driven chillers for the 101 Huntington Avenue is almost 5.5 million pounds annually.
-- Bathrooms retrofitted 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 with the occupants of 101 Huntington Avenue 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 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, 101 Huntington Avenue 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, Inc. 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, Inc.

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2008 (93)
2009 (94)
2010 (79)
2011 (82)
2012 (88)
2014 (83)
2015 (87)
2016 (92)
2017 (93)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 585345 sf

Year Constructed: 1972

Contract Type: None

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