JUNE 6, 2016 – BOSTON — NB Development Group, LLC. today announces that the New Balance World Headquarters building has earned LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) v2009 Core and Shell rating system. Located at 100 Guest St. in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the 250,000-square-foot facility is the first in the U.S. to achieve all possible credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category under this rating system. There are only two other buildings in the world that have achieved this – one each in Italy and Thailand.

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NEW BALANCE HEADQUARTERS IS NATION’S FIRST LEED® V2009 CORE AND SHELL PLATINUM CERTIFICATION TO EARN ALL POINTS IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

“NB Development Group is proud, in conjunction with our project team partners, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Transwestern, and John Moriarty Associates to have delivered to New Balance Athletics, Inc. a world-class headquarters facility that has garnered this LEED Platinum Designation,” said Jim Halliday, managing director of NB Development.  “This designation is in keeping with not only the mission of New Balance, but also as the initial flagship project of Boston Landing, it highlights the spirit and energy we envision for this newly emerging district and ongoing commitment to our neighborhood.”

New Balance’s building secured LEED Platinum certification because it has two green activities that achieved outcomes of energy efficient design, water use reduction, sustainable site selection and development, responsible materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor environmental quality

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NEW BALANCE HEADQUARTERS IS NATION’S FIRST LEED® V2009 CORE

“Prioritizing the benefits of exceptional indoor environmental quality is exactly the kind of responsible leadership you’d expect from a company dedicated to health and performance,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Improved comfort and well-being, enhanced productivity, decreased absenteeism, and improved valuation of the building are all aspects of green building that are on par with energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction.  Congratulations to New Balance for this significant achievement and for helping us move one step closer to sustainable buildings for everyone within this generation.”

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NEW BALANCE HEADQUARTERS IS NATION’S FIRST LEED SHELL PLATINUM CERTIFICATION TO EARN ALL POINTS IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

“This certification exemplifies our strong commitment of responsible leadership to our company’s associates and consumers, our local community and the environment,” said Rob DeMartini, New Balance President & CEO. “We are extremely pleased to be able to call our new world headquarters a truly global leader in sustainability.”

Additional project achievements include:

·         26 percent annual energy cost savings when compared to a code-compliant building

·         35 percent reduction in water consumption of plumbing fixtures when compared to a code-compliant building

·         76 percent waste diversion during construction

·         86 percent reduction in site runoff post-development when compared to pre-development

·         28 percent of material used in construction derived from recycled content

·         74 percent of material used in construction derived from a regional source

·         100 percent of wood used in construction was Forest Stewardship Council certified

·         30 percent higher ventilation rate when compared to a code-compliant building

·         All Regional Priority credits achieved

·         All Innovation credits achieved

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NEW BALANCE HEADQUARTERS IS NATION’S FIRST LEED® V2009 CORE AND SHELL PLATINUM CERTIFICATION TO EARN ALL POINTS IN IAQ

The New Balance world headquarters facility broke ground in August 2013 and was completed in September 2015.  It was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston, built by John Moriarty Associates of Winchester, MA, and managed by Transwestern through their Boston office.

Source: NB Development Group, New Balance
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