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Precast specialties corp. provides local, sustainable precast for the first LEED building in Norwood

By on Nov. 30, 2011


Expected to achieve LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council, the latest office building project that will house FM Global and Dedham Medical Associates located in Norwood began this November by Hobbs Brook Management LLC. With Marguiles Perruzzi Architects, a longtime Precast partner, and construction manager CM Columbia Construction, Hobbs Brook Management continues its reputation of incorporating energy efficient and green building practices into this new structure.

“Marguiles Perruzzi Architects designed the building to accommodate tenants with separate entrances and lobbies for each…A shared café resides on the FM Global side of the building but is accessible to Dedham Medical patients from an exterior door. The new building was sited to fit in to the complex of office buildings that comprises FM Global’s Center for Property Risk Solutions…The façade of precast concrete and metal rainscreen panels was chosen to blend into the context of the other buildings.

“The new building will be designed, constructed, and operated as a high-performance green building. Planned features include: 22% optimized energy performance; high performance HVAC equipment; 40% water use reduction; drought resistant plants, indigenous to the region that minimize the needs for irrigation water; bioswale and rain gardens that remove silt and pollution from surface water runoff prior to releasing in to the storm water system; a high reflection roof to reduce heat islands and to reduce building energy needs; solar shading on exterior window system to cut down on heat gain in the building; and the implementation of recycled and regional building product materials .” (High Profile)

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