Where does fresh air come from?
In a place like New England, climate control is a critical concern for all of us. We need to stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and we need fresh air all year round. Even the most efficient heating and cooling system can be undermined if the building is not appropriately insulated. And too much heating or cooling is wasteful and uncomfortable for tenants.
Operable & Energy-Efficient Windows — Illustration
Many traditional office buildings seal all their windows and are constantly either heating or cooling the same air. Our windows open to let in fresh air and cooling breezes. When they are closed, our windows are insulated against extremes of temperature.
Green Roof — Illustration
Although it is not visible to tenants, one-third of the roof above them is covered in plants! Our Green Roof provides several environmental benefits. First and foremost, it insulates the building. Plants absorb sunlight and heat, cutting the rooftop temperature in half. The plants themselves produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide in the air. Finally, the green roof absorbs water that is headed for the storm sewers.
Human-powered transportation, including biking and walking, are the most healthful, enjoyable, and environmentally sound means of transportation. We provide facilities including secure bike storage and showers to encourage commuting by bike.
Accessible by Public Transportation
For those tenants who are unable to bike or walk to work, we encourage them to use energy-efficient modes of transportation. Our building is accessible by public transportation – the RIPTA bus system.
Energy Efficient HVAC system
Our central heating and cooling system is EnergyStar rated. Tenant-controlled thermostats accommodate individual heating and cooling needs.