Greenroof Project of the Week for February 18, 2013: Atlantic Wharf (Russia Wharf)

February 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/18/13

Atlantic Wharf (Russia Wharf)
Boston, MA, USA
8,466 sf. Greenroof

Atlantic Wharf; Photo Courtesy GreenGrid

Project Description & Details

Formerly known as Russia Wharf, Atlantic Wharf is a $270 million mixed-use development and is the first LEED Platinum skyscraper in Boston, which sits on a platform of restored and renovated historic structures. It’s designed to use 33% less energy than comparable downtown office towers and 42% less energy than a typical existing office in New England, among other sustainable features.

The developer, Boston Properties, wanted to capture the rain on site, clean it, retain it and then utilize it in their building systems. The beautiful eighth floor 8,466 GreenGrid greenroof is part of the huge water harvesting plan. Rainwater is collected on the roof at 71 drainage points or retained by the green part of the roof. The developer expects it, along with water efficient fixtures inside the building, to save over 12.5 million gallons of water per year—equivalent to 19 Olympic swimming pools.

The Atlantic Wharf is featured in the month of June in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Calendar.

Visit GreenGrid at The Expo Pavilion in the Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2013.

Year: 2010
Owner: Boston Properties
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 8,466 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Atlantic Wharf; Photo Courtesy GreenGrid

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Modular Greenroof System: GreenGrid
Developer: Boston Properties
Architect: CBT Architects
Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership
Marine Engineer: Childs Engineering Corporation
Civil Engineer: VHB
Traffic Engineer: Howard Stein Hudson
Structural Engineer: Macnamara/Salvia, Inc.

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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