Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Mount Pleasant Home/Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care facility in Jamaica Plain, Mass. has received LEED Gold certification. Thornton Tomasetti was the sustainability and LEED consultant on the project. The $13.2-million renovation and expansion of the historic, nonprofit seniors housing center was completed in 2011, with Next Phase Studios serving as the architect.
• The existing 23,000-square-foot Mount Pleasant Home was renovated to enhance the sustainability aspects of the building. With the addition of 21,640 square feet, the number of residents that can be accommodated at Mount Pleasant Home increased from 44 to 66.
• Included in the expansion of Mount Pleasant Home is Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care facility, an 8,750-square-foot primary care facility to be used by Mount Pleasant Home residents as well the community. It is estimated that by 2014, the new center will serve 14,000 patients per year.
• Thornton Tomasetti/Fore Solutions included skylights in the redesign to fill common areas and stairwells with natural light and reduce lighting costs and encouraged storm water recapturing for the irrigation of the facility gardens. High efficiency radiant heating and natural ventilation in the three-story glass atrium will achieve a 20 percent energy reduction compared with a typical building built to code.
• A collection of photovoltaic panels on the rooftops of Mount Pleasant Home/Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care facility helps offset electrical usage. A solar thermal hot water system provides more than 80 percent of hot water needs for the residents.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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