Building a Better Future.
Better thermal properties of the building’s envelope, glass, and roof save heating and cooling energy. Atlantic Wharf is using harvested rain to make-up the cooling tower, and so is designed to use 15% less water in building HVAC systems compared to a typical building.
The energy savings of Atlantic Wharf compared to other Boston buildings is approximately 30,000,000 MBTU/year. That’s roughly equivalent to the annual energy use of 260+ average American households, including transportation.
Over 85% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills, 20% of the building materials were manufactured from recycled products, and 50% of wood product in the building was harvested from FSC certified forests.
Estimated savings in building water use total 12.5 million gallons per year, or enough water to fill 19 Olympic sized swimming pools.