Chase Mills Project the recipient of prestigious 2009 Corenet Award of Excellence
11/11/2009, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, is proud to report that Chase Mills, located in Watertown, MA recently received the 2009 Corenet Award of Excellence in the “Large Tenant Renovation” category. Working closely with Sasaki, Wozny/Barbar & Associates and Richmond So Engineers, the team successfully transformed one of the Nation’s oldest LEED EB certified buildings.
The project included the complete renovation of the entrance lobby and reception area as well as the addition of several high tech conference & meeting rooms, bathrooms, a kitchenette, a spacious breezeway and expansive exterior deck made of FSC Certified Garapa hard wood with concealed fasteners throughout and LED lighting accents at the perimeter. In addition, the team reduced the building’s electricity loads by 35% with the installation of energy efficient lighting & controls. They also reduced the overall water usage by using high-efficiency fixtures as well as diverted 68% of potential waste from the landfill through expanded in-house recycling programs. This resulted in an Energy Star Rating improvement from 53 to 93 as well as $90,000 in annual savings.
Chase Mills has been the recipient of several other awards including IFMA’s Best Practice Award for Sustainability in Existing LEED Principles. In addition to Chase Mills, the Sasaki/ J. Calnan & Associates team were the recipients of IIDA’s “Best in Show” award as well as “Best Office 20,000-80,000 SF” for their work on Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions (Color Kinetics).